Air quality

The air quality in our borough is good. We carry out regular reviews to check current levels of pollutants and review predicted future levels against the government's health-based standards. 

Air quality is monitored by taking readings on how much nitrogen dioxide (NO2) is in the air. To do this we have nitrogen dioxide diffusion tubes located throughout the borough which are changed on a monthly basis. 

Every year, a report on whether the air quality within the Woking area meets the national air quality standards. This is submitted to the Department for Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) for their approval.

Air quality status reports for Woking borough

Annual air quality status report 2023

Annual air quality status report 2022

Annual air quality status report 2021

Annual air quality status report 2020

Annual air quality status report 2019

Annual air quality status report 2018

Annual air quality status report 2017

Annual air status status report 2016

Air quality assessments in Woking borough

Areas not expected to meet the government's standards are declared Air Quality Management Areas (AQMAs). Once an AQMA has been declared, we have to produce a plan to outline what steps we could take to get pollution down to within the government standard.

We currently have one AQMA within Woking borough along a section of Guildford Road, which was declared in 2017. 

The AQMA for Anchor Hill in Knaphill was revoked in April 2023.

Latest Air Quality Management Areas (AQMA) reports

Order revoking air quality management area: Anchor Hill

Air quality action plan: Guildford Road

Air quality management area order: Anchor Hill

Further assessment: Anchor Hill

Air quality management area order: Guildford Road

Detailed assessment: Guildford Road

Air quality information and reports for Surrey

View the latest air quality data and reports for Surrey, published by Surrey Public Health Intelligence and Insight Team

More information

Visit the Healthy Surrey air pollution webpages

Visit the DEFRA interactive map to see where AQMAs have been declared in Surrey and across the country