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 originally invited comments on a draft of the document for a 6 week period from 27 February to 9 April 2020. This deadline was extended due to the Coronavirus until 30th June 2020. This consultation is now closed.
Thankyou to all those who made comments. These will now be carefully considered and the recommended responses together with a revised draft of the SPD will be presented to the Council's Executive in the coming months.
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.
- Air Quality Management: Protecting Health and Addressing Climate Change SPD Consultation Draft - February 2020
- Consultation Statement under Regulation 12(a)