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Air Quality and Planning

Construction and development can have a negative impact on people and the environment. This impact can be minimised if the development is properly managed.

All major developments must carry out an air quality assessment to assess:

  • how much air pollution is emitted.
  • how much exposure to air pollution there will be during and after the development

Major developments must also be at least air quality neutral.

Major developments must follow the Mayor of London’s Supplementary Planning Guidance for:

The Tower Hamlets Code of Construction Practice gives more information about minimising the impacts of development on people and the environment.