The planning system contributes to and enhances the natural and local environment. This is done by preventing new and existing development from contributing to, being put at unacceptable risk from, or being adversely affected by unacceptable levels of:
- soil pollution
- air pollution
- water pollution
- noise pollution.
The planning applicant is required to prove within the application documentation, that any adverse effects associated with the development have been identified and mitigated.
The planning authority consults with the Environment Protection Team where the following matters are a material consideration in the planning process:
- contaminated land,
- odour pollution
Environmental Health - Technical Advice for Planning Applicants (EH-TAP)
EH-TAP provides technical and regulatory advice on matters linked to the planning process to:
It is for applicants who want to ‘get it right first time’. It is of most benefit when taken up before submission of the planning application.
Which aspects of pollution do I need to consider in my planning application?
Please refer to the local validation list for details of when consideration needs to be given to:
- contaminated land
- air quality
Required information in the pollution assessment?
Further guidance on information to be included in a report
National Noise and Odour Guidance
- Guidance on the Control of Noise and Odour from Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Systems NB although withdrawn by DEFRA, this is still a useful guidance to be read alongside the following EMAQ guide
- EMAQ control of noise and odour from commercial kitchen exhaust systems
- ETSU- R-97 the assessment and rating of wind turbine noise
- Institute of acoustics guide to the assessment of wind turbine noise
- Artificial Grass Pitch (AGP) Acoustics - Planning Implications
- Noise Planning Practice Guidance
- Code of Practice on Odour Nuisance from Sewage Treatment Works
- Guidance on the assessment of odour for planning (Institute of Air Quality Management