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Air Quality Supplementary Planning Document

​Draft Air Quality Supplementary Planning Document

The purpose of this SPD (Supplementary Planning Document) is to help developers, decision makers, agents, residents and other interested parties to identify issues to be addressed in any development proposal application in which air quality will be important. It applies to development that may have an impact on air quality such as all major development, any development (including conversions) that introduces new exposure into areas of poor air quality; and smaller development that may emit odours, dust, smoke, and other fumes, for example, commercial kitchens and construction of basement developments.

The SPD provides more detail to relevant policies in our Local Plan and does not introduce new policies.


The consultation ended on 1 February 2021.

What happens next

Following this consultation and having considered your views, the final SPD is expected to be adopted in spring 2021.

Once adopted, the SPD will become a material consideration when assessing any such future planning application that comes forward.