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Air Quality Management: Protecting Health and Addressing Climate Change SPD

An Air Quality Management: Protecting Health and Addressing Climate Change Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) is being prepared by Burnley Council as part of its planning policy framework. The Council is inviting comment on a draft of this document as part of a 6 week public consultation between Thursday 27 February 2020 and Thursday 9th April 2020. This deadline has now been extended until at least 30 April 2020 due to the Coronvirus.

The purpose of the draft SPD

The SPD supplements the policies of Burnley’s Local Plan 2012-2032. SPDs elaborate upon the policy and proposals in Local Plans but do not have their formal statutory ‘Development Plan’ status. They are, however, material considerations in the consideration of relevant development proposals.

The SPD sets out the requirements for and scope of air quality assessments to support planning applications and appropriate mitigations, to meet the requirements of Local Plan Policies NE5 and IC2 in particular. Whilst the primary focus of this SPD is on the transport impacts of new development in relation to air quality and the direct impacts on health, it is also recognised that reducing and mitigating air pollution from transport emissions has co-benefits in relation to addressing climate change.

Viewing the draft SPD

The draft SPD can be viewed through the link below or through the downloads section on the righthand side of this page.

Commenting on the SPD

If you wish to submit comments on the draft SPD these should be received by the Council no later than 5pm on 30 April 2020 in order make sure they can be taken into consideration. The Council’s preferred method for receiving consultation responses is via e-mail to localplan@burnley.gov.uk 

Alternatively you can submit your comments by post to: Burnley Borough Council, Economy and Growth, Town Hall, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 9SA

Privacy Notice

Please note that your comments cannot be treated as confidential and can be inspected on request and may be published on the Council’s website. Your signature, phone number and email address will not be disclosed or published.

Next steps

A revised SPD will be prepared taking into account the consultation responses received and will be presented to the Executive for formal adoption in Summer 2020.

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