Air Pollution Considerations in Planning & Development
In March 2019, Public Health England reported that an estimated 28,000 to 36,000 deaths each year are attributed to human-made air pollution in the UK. Development can contribute to this issue, with pollutants released from sources such as transport emissions and industrial operations.
This webinar will explore how and to what extent the English planning system addresses air pollution from development.
What You Will Learn
This webinar will cover the following:
- The relevant sources of air pollution
- The Government’s strategy and legislation for reducing air pollution
- Planning and air pollution at a national level
- Air pollution considerations for promoters of, and objectors to, major infrastructure projects
- Planning and air pollution at a local level and implications for developers
- The Government’s duty under national air quality legislation and call in powers, Shirley v the Secretary of State 2019
- The effectiveness of measures to reduce air pollution and the decision in Gladman Developments Ltd v the Secretary of State 2019
- Air pollution and developments near EU protected habitats
- Thoughts on the future of air pollution and planning, including what happens if we leave the EU?