Lancaster City Council[LAName] – 05 Jan 2017
In collaboration with the Low Emission Partnership, Lancaster City Council has developed Draft Planning Guidance for management of emissions and air quality at development sites. Building on this work, the Partnership has developed design options and templates for other local authorities wishing to adopt a similar approach.
Lancaster Low Emission Planning Guidance
The guidance encourages developers to support action through the planning system to improve air quality and lower transport emissions. It does so by providing guidelines for treatment of development sites through planning appraisal.
The approach seeks to minimise harmful pollutant emissions, avoid significant impact on local concentrations and protect the public from unacceptable exposure to pollution. In doing so it tailors assessment and mitigation requirements according to specific site characteristics, which relate both to the nature and also the scale of associated impacts and risk.
The guidance explains:
Guidance Templates for Other Local Authorities
Building on the Draft Guidance for Lancaster, the Low Emission Partnership produced a report for wider Lancashire Authorities, that are considering adopting a similar approach. Three templates have been designed to allow any local authority to quickly prepare working draft guidance, which can be tuned and adjusted. Once drafted, they form the basis for either a local advisory note, or a more formal SPD within the Local Development Framework.
The documents attached (RHS) are as follows:
Working Draft (Jan-17, v1.3)