IAQM responds to Draft Supplementary Planning Guidance, Mayor of London

Posted on November 23rd, 2013

The IAQM supports the development of this document and are pleased that the GLA have adopted our approach to the assessment of the risk of dust impacts within the draft SPG. We think the process outlined in the two draft SPGs needs some further simplification to ensure that the impacts are controlled effectively. Our response also made a couple of technical responses around AQS requirements and the use of recycled…

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IAQM responds to CAA call for evidence

Posted on November 8th, 2013

The IAQM supports the review and revision of the Clean Air Act. This legislation has its origins in a time when the control of air pollution was concerned almost exclusively with the burning of coal. Today, the problems of air quality are very different and the management of air quality requires a different emphasis. Streamlining of legislation is a worthy aim and the IAQM supports this principle. We are equally…

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IAQM responds to Sustainable Design and Construction SPD

Posted on October 24th, 2013

The IAQM have written to the GLA in response to their draft London SPD, which includes several elements that will assist with air quality management. The Institute broadly support the aims of the SPD and believe it will assist in achieving better air quality in London. We suggest several areas where it could be improved. Read the full response (pdf).

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Ian McCrae Travel Award closing soon

Posted on October 9th, 2013
Ian McCrae Travel Award closing soon

Entries to the 2013 Ian McCrae Travel Award should be submitted before the 1st November. The annual award of up to £1000 is open to early career professionals to attend an air quality conference or training course in the UK or abroad. The prize money can be put towards the cost of the conference fee, travel to the conference and accommodation. This grant was established by Institute for Air Quality…

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IAQM calls for new Air Quality Strategy

Posted on October 9th, 2013

The IAQM have written to Lord De Mauley calling for a new updated Air Quality Strategy. The current Strategy was published in 2007 before the 2008 Air Quality Directive was adopted. Since then there has been growing evidence both of the failure the European directives to reduce exhaust emissions of nitrogen oxides for some vehicle classes, and a growing body of medical evidence that has strengthened the proof of the…

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