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Air quality and development

Construction and development can have a significant negative impact on people and the environment. However, if managed properly, this impact can be effectively minimised.

In order to assess emissions of, and exposure to air pollution during the construction and operational phases of a development, all major developments must carry out an air quality assessment. Major developments must also be shown to be at least air quality neutral.

Major developments must be compliant with Mayor of London’s SPGs for:

The Tower Hamlets Code of Construction Practice provides further guidance on how to minimise the impacts of development on people and the environment.

Please see our Code of Construction Practice