Consultation Response to Draft Air Quality Plans

Posted on November 9th, 2015

The IAQM has recently responded to a Defra’s Air Quality Action Plans. The consultation sought views on draft plans to improve air quality. The IAQM proposes that the test to be applied to the draft plans should be “whether the UK Government is proposing new and improved measures that will meet this requirement of achieving compliance as quickly as possible in all zones.” They point out that “With all the evidence…

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Chair’s Column – October 2015

Posted on October 5th, 2015

As we approach our AGM on 12 November and the ‘Routes to Clean Air’ conference on 22-23 October, it seems a good time to share some of my thoughts with you and bring you up to date with our activities.  Not least because my three-year term as your Chairman is nearing its end.  It has been a privilege to serve the IAQM in this capacity and I am pleased with…

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Resources from Habitats Directive – Ecological Impact Assessment Meeting

Posted on July 29th, 2015

The Habitats Directive: Ecological Impact Assessment Discussion Meeting raised the question ‘is new guidance required to assist professionals?’ [View the story “Habitats Directive: Air Quality & Ecological Impact Assessment” on Storify]

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Defra UK-Air website back on-line following completion of security checks.

Posted on May 13th, 2015

          Please be advised the UK-AIR website is back online. Most of the data download areas are fully functional and you should now be able to access the data you require. Please contact Defra if you continue having any difficulties with the site and they will look into this further. Defra apologies for the prolonged period of downtime and inconvenience caused.

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Planning for Air Quality – Guidance launched

Posted on May 13th, 2015

Environmental Protection UK (EPUK) and the Institute for Air Quality Management (IAQM) are pleased to announce the publication and launch of their completed Guidance document, Guidance on land-use planning and development control: Planning for air quality. Two years in development, and informed by an extensive consultation, following final revisions after discussion at our recent ‘Soft launch’ event, the Working Group is pleased to present the final version of this Guidance,…

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