Position Statement: Mitigation of Development Air Quality Impacts

Posted on January 29th, 2015

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The IAQM issues Position Statements on: external matters that could affect the way in which Members carry out their professional tasks; or air quality topics and issues where the IAQM believes its collective specialist knowledge gives it a unique perspective from which to give a professional opinion.

Members are able to predict the pollution concentrations from/at new developments with an acceptable degree of precision in their Air Quality Assessments. Members compare these numbers with AQS objectives or limit values to inform their professional judgement on the impacts. In those situations where a significant adverse impact is predicted, mitigation usually needs to be applied.

The IAQM position is that the appropriate mitigation solution for the operational air quality impact of any given general development scheme should be principle-led rather than specified by detailed prescription.

Read the full position statement