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North Warwickshire Borough Council has adopted the Air Quality Supplementary Planning Document

Published on Thursday, 26th September 2019

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Air quality will now be considered as part of the planning process

North Warwickshire Borough Council has adopted the Air Quality Supplementary Planning Document which will inform the Council on how matters of air quality will be considered as part of the planning process, focusing on mitigating impacts from development.  The aim of this document, is to provide guidance on the way the planning system will deal with air quality and air pollution issues.

The document set outs guidance for dealing with air quality and is aimed at all those involved in the submission and determination of planning applications where air quality needs to be addressed.

Nationally air quality has concerned many governments, particularly with the links to the causes of climate change and the impact on health.  The recent consultation on the actions being proposed to reduce air pollution and its effects through the Clean Air Strategy has the following main themes:

  • understanding the problem
  • protecting the nation’s health
  • protecting the environment
  • securing clean growth and innovation
  • reducing emissions from transport
  • reducing emissions from farming
  • reducing emissions from industry
  • international, national and local leadership

Air quality is also an issue that the Council has considered for a number of years and Policies were included in the 2006 and emerging Local Plan and also the Adopted Core Strategy.

You can download the documents here: Supplementary Planning Documents