DCLG publishes air quality planning practice guidance

Posted on March 18th, 2014

This guidance provides guiding principles on how planning can take account of the impact of new development on air quality. Download the guidance

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IAQM launches new Construction Dust Guidance

Posted on February 4th, 2014
IAQM launches new Construction Dust Guidance

IAQM have released new guidance on the assessment of dust from demolition and construction. Construction sites can give rise to annoyance due to the soiling of surfaces by dust and increase long term, particulate matter (PM10) concentrations. Local planning authorities often require the air quality impacts of new developments to be assessed as part of the decision making process. The document provides guidance for developers, their consultants and environmental health…

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Chair’s Column – January

Posted on January 17th, 2014
Chair’s Column – January

Can I start by wishing all members a happy and successful New Year. The year that the European Commission declared to be the ‘Year of Air’ is now behind us, but there is much to look forward to in 2014 in the world of air quality and the IAQM will play its part. In the past year there were some significant changes introduced or proposed by our Government. We found…

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Guidance on the assessment of dust out for consultation

Posted on December 20th, 2013

Your chance to feed into the Guidance IAQM guidance on the ‘Assessment of the Impacts of Construction on Air Quality and the Determination of their Significance’ was issued in December 2011. It was always our intention to update the guidance based on Members’ experience of using it. As a result of the voluntary contribution of the members of a Working Group, we have now produced our new Guidance. Download Guidance…

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Defra LAQM consultation

Posted on December 18th, 2013

In 2013 Defra undertook a review of Local Air Quality Management (LAQM) in the UK and proposed four options during the consultation on LAQM in England. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will be considered in consultations under the devolved administrations. The review had four main aims: Local action focused on what is necessary to support air quality improvements to benefit public health and to work towards EU air quality standards…

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