Measures - Development Planning

The impact of development planning policies on the longer term control of air pollutant emissions can be considerable. Guidance documents from Defra and the Beacon Authorities on using the planning system to develop transport low emission strategies and broader guidance aimed at ensuring air quality is accounted for in local development control processes is available at (link to the LAQM guidance pages).

Information on a Supplementary Planning Document focussed on air quality is available at the (Mid Devon case study [PDF 280 KB]). In addition, guidance on increasing sustainable transport in new development is included available for download (PDF 548 KB) and an example of a Supplementary Planning Document on encouraging a choice of transport including sustainable options can be found at Supplementary Planning Document (opens in a new window).