New odour guidance for planning

Posted on May 20th, 2014
New odour guidance for planning

As a result of the voluntary contribution of the members of a working group, the IAQM has produced Guidance on the assessment of odour for planning. Download: Guidance on the assessment of odour for planning. Some guidance on odour assessment is already available from national Government, the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) and the Environment Agency (EA). However, none of this specifically provides guidance applicable for planning purposes. This IAQM…

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Air Quality Short Courses – Have Your Say!

Posted on April 4th, 2014
Air Quality Short Courses – Have Your Say!

With all of the recent and imminent changes in the world of air quality management, you would be forgiven for feeling a bit ‘up in the air’ and in need of guidance. As you may be aware, the IAQM is developing a package of CPD to support its members. Part of this package will include a series of short courses, and researchers at UWE, Bristol are seeking your views on…

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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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