Air quality is an important planning consideration, and the Environmental Protection and Housing Team (EP&H Team) are routinely consulted on planning applications with the potential to impact individually, or cumulatively, on local air quality.
We aim to help sustainable development by working to achieve the best possible public health outcomes in relation to air quality.
In doing so the EP&H Team has regard to the following:
- National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)
- NHDC Local Plan policies in particular the Air Quality Policy and the Transport Policy
- NHDC Air Quality Planning Guidance Document (see below)
The Guidance document below is intended to provide clarity and consistency for developers, planners and local communities in considering the air quality impacts of developments within North Hertfordshire.