Air quality issues

Air pollution is currently the largest environmental health risk in the UK. This section explains what air pollution is and how it affects health, and the current UK legislation regulating air pollution.

It also covers air quality in the context of planning, specifically the NPPF, which requires planners to take into account the impact on air quality during the planning process.

There are also suggestions provided on good design principles and how to mitigate air quality impact where possible during the planning stage.

This section is maintained by Hannah Dennett.

Related content

Legislation: Clean Air Act 1993

RICS standards and guidance: Environmental Impact Assessment