Mike has pointed out that, according to the borough council’s Annual Monitoring Report, one objective is “To improve the environmental quality and enhance the character of the town centre and protect the amenity and character of the surrounding residential areas” However, Mike also quotes from the Report: “Camberley Air Quality Monitoring Station was located outside of the town centre, at Castle Road, adjacent to the M3. It closed in August 2012 – information for CTC [Camberley Town Centre] air quality is therefore currently unavailable.”
Is that good enough? A target with no data? Moreover, eighteen months ago the Blackwater Valley Friends of the Earth monitored a number of local sites and claimed they had identified “three separate areas breaching the legal EU limit for nitrogen dioxide.” (Picture below from Surrey Live).
Another thought. It’s ironic that there will probably be a speed limit on the Blackwater Valley Road in order to reduce pollution. Yet, in 2014, a proposed speed limit on the M3 to reduce pollution was turned down, even though the “smart motorway scheme could have significant local air quality impacts for people living and working at locations along the M3 between junction 3 and 4. The motorway passes alongside residential areas in Bagshot, Lightwater, Frimley and Camberley in particular.” Ho, hum.