Council unveils plans to improve Rugby's air quality - The Rugby Observer

Council unveils plans to improve Rugby's air quality

Rugby Editorial 4th Mar, 2020   0

AIR quality improvement plans have been unveiled by Rugby Borough Council (RBC).

The council’s cabinet has approved a draft Air Quality Supplementary Planning Document (SPD), designed to ensure new development and extensions to existing property meet the council’s requirement of improving air quality in the borough.

The SPD advises planning applicants how developments should mitigate against air quality impacts and reduce pollution levels, in turn contributing to the national climate change agenda.

The document has now been opened up to public consultation.




RBC’s growth and investment spokeswoman Coun Jill Simpson-Vince said: “This consultation relates to how we will use our Local Plan to help achieve our twin goals of improving air quality and addressing the climate change emergency.

“This draft document sets out a range of detailed advice and guidance for applicants.


“It is important that residents and businesses take this opportunity to inform the SPD and we welcome comments on its content and approach.”

The consultation opens on Monday (March 9) and runs until 5pm on April 20. Visit www.rugby.gov.uk/haveyoursay to take part.

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