Decision details

Review of the Coverage of the Spelthorne Air Quality Management Area

Decision Maker: Environment and Sustainability Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Sustained improvements in local air quality have been achieved in some areas of the borough and maintained over a 5-year period (excluding years with pandemic related travel restrictions). Defra guidance requires the coverage of the Air Quality Management Area, (AQMA), to be reviewed. Currently the AQMA is borough wide, but air quality monitoring data shows that there is not borough wide exceedance of the statutory air quality objectives for nitrogen dioxide air pollution. A report will be brought before the Environment & Sustainability Committee specifying the options for a revised AQMA.


The Committee resolved to:

1.    Note the proposed change in the coverage of the Air Quality Management Area (AQMA)

2.    Agree option 2 to recommend adoption of the proposed more conservative modified AQMA boundary detailed in Appendix 1, Figure 2.

Report author: Claire Lucas

Publication date: 24/01/2024

Date of decision: 23/01/2024

Decided at meeting: 23/01/2024 - Environment and Sustainability Committee

Effective from: 27/01/2024

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