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Air quality

We have a responsibility to review and assess the current and likely future air quality in the Runnymede area on a yearly basis.

How air quality is assessed

Air quality is assessed against objectives for various pollutants which are set out in the National Air Quality Strategy and are known to impact negatively on human health and the environment.

We measure the air quality in the borough using a series of diffusion tubes which are replaced and sent for analysis on a monthly basis. The tubes are used to monitor the nitrogen dioxide levels in the air. The main source of nitrogen dioxide pollution is from road transport.

Air quality management areas

Where we find that an air quality objective for a particular pollutant is unlikely to be met being in a particular area where there is relevant public exposure, we must designate this area as an Air Quality Management Area (AQMA) and then produce a remedial action plan.

We have two AQMAs declared in our area:

  • Along the full length of the M25 within the borough including an extended area at Egham
  • Addlestone Town Centre.
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