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Air Quality

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Circular 06/2005|External link
National Planning Policy Framework|External link Paragraph 17, 29-41, 124

 

Replacement Unitary Development Plan - Policies GT4, GT5, GP1,  GP2, E1 (ii) and (iii), E2 (ii) and (iii), E3(i), E4(ii), E7, E9 (iv) and (v), E11(iii), E14(iv), E16(iii), H9, H16, S2,S3, T1, T3, T13, T18, T19, T20, T21, GCF1, GCF2, GCF3, CF10

Air Quality and Emissions – Technical Planning Guidance (Part of the West Yorkshire Low Emissions Strategy)

Type of application

All major planning applications ie 

  • creation of 10 or more new dwellings or residential development sites of 0.5 hectares or more;
  • creation of 1000 square metres or more of new floor space;
  • site area of 1 hectare or more;
  • applications for the winning and working of minerals and associated landfill operations.

or minor applications (excluding adverts, applications relating to trees, Listed Building Consent applications and householder applications) where the application site falls within the boundary of an air quality management area.

Geographic locations where this information is required

Where relevant (see above)

 

What information is required An air quality impact assessment [please refer to Further Information and the Air Quality and Emissions – Technical Planning Guidance (Part of the West Yorkshire Low Emissions Strategy)|External link
Where to look for further assistanceIf, after reading the 'Further Information' you are still unsure about the information to submit please contact the Council’s Environmental health Officer on 01422 392373 / 392307 / 392311.

Further Information

The NPPF requires development proposals to demonstrate support for sustainable transport, the transition to low carbon futures, to make fullest use of public transport, walking and cycling and to take account of local health strategies. Providing the basic mitigation measures relevant to Type 1,2 and 3 developments will help in satisfying those requirements.

Section 5 and Appendix 2 of the Air Quality and Emissions – Technical Planning Guidance (Part of the West Yorkshire Low Emissions Strategy)|External link set out where an Air Quality Impact Assessment is needed and how to carry one out. This is because of the sensitive location or nature of development. The outcome will determine the level of additional mitigation, and other submissions (eg travel plans) and actions required to satisfy the requirements of the NPPF.

Note, paragraph 124 of the NPPF requires that any new development in an AQMA is consistent with the air quality action plan. Calderdale’s AQAP was revised in 2009 and is being rewritten in 2015. Compliance with ‘Air Quality and Emissions – Technical Planning Guidance’ will be taken as satisfying the aims of the action plan in the meantime.

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Last Updated: 19/08/2016