Position Statement: Mitigation of Development Air Quality Impacts

Posted on January 29th, 2015

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…

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Local authority AQMA designation

Posted on January 29th, 2015

Since 1997 all local authorities have been carrying out reviews and assessments of air quality. If this monitoring highlights areas where the national air quality objectives are unlikely to be met, under the Environment Act 1995 they are required to designate an Air Quality Management Area (AQMA). These areas can range in size from one street to very large urban expanses. The local authority is then required to prepare and…

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Consultation open on new EPUK & IAQM guidance document on Land-Use Planning and Development Control

Posted on December 19th, 2014

IAQM members are invited to contribute to a consultation on a new EPUK and IAQM guidance document, Land-Use Planning and Development Control: Planning for Air Quality. Please see the following letter from Working Group co-chairs Stephen Moorcroft and Roger Barrowcliffe, inviting members to comment on the consultation document. The consultation document can be downloaded here:                         EPUK & IAQM Dec 2014 Consultation…

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In memory of Dr Gary Mahoney

Posted on December 9th, 2014
In memory of Dr Gary Mahoney

All at the IAQM have been greatly saddened to learn of the death of Dr Gary Mahoney, a highly respected member of our Institute, who passed away suddenly on Monday 10th November 2014, aged 56. Gary joined Sefton Council in 1986 and spent most of his working life in the areas of Pollution Control and Local Air Quality Management. He was the lead officer responsible for Sefton Council being awarded Beacon…

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IAQM responds to EAC ‘Action on Air Quality’ report

Posted on December 8th, 2014

This morning the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee has published the report of its recent inquiry into UK air quality. The report, entitled ‘Action on Air Quality’, is the result of the third EAC inquiry on air quality in five years, to which the Institute of Air Quality Management and Institution of Environmental Sciences submitted written evidence. Many of the recommendations made, notably the need for a new Air…

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