Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) October 2010

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Somerset County Council Enviro… 03 Dec 2010

Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) Environmental Quality Air Quality Air Quality

  • Comment ID: 1165
  • Response Type: Observation
The treatment of air quality in the strategy appears significantly less stringent than the other impacts of increased traffic resulting from developments. For example 'Transport impacts of development' (p.152) requires developments to mitigate for their transport implications. However, in contrast developments are simply required to 'not unduly exacerbate air quality problems'. There is no obvious reason for this disparity. Therefore, it would seem more appropriate to require developments to m
Terry Franklin SSDC Ecologist 01 Dec 2010

Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) Environmental Quality Air Quality Air Quality

  • Comment ID: 2788
  • Response Type: Object
Policy EQ6 Air Quality The impacts of development proposals on air quality must be taken into account. New development should not unduly exacerbate air quality problems in existing and potential AQMAs. This should include consideration of the potential impacts of new developments and increased traffic levels on internationally designated nature conservation sites, and adopt mitigation measures to address these impacts. I can't envisage any measures that could be employed to mitigate against incr
Highways Agency 24 Nov 2010

Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) Environmental Quality Air Quality Air Quality

  • Comment ID: 2240
  • Response Type: Support
We welcome the inclusion of this policy and reiterate the important role that sustainable transport modes can have in reducing the negative impacts of development on air quality.
Cllr Peter Seib 19 Oct 2010

Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) Environmental Quality Air Quality Air Quality

  • Comment ID: 105
  • Response Type: Object
Is it reasonable to apply this policy throughout the Yeovil AQMA (widely declared to allow monitoring and action without further administration), when only two areas within that (the Hospital and Lyde Road) have levels above the national requirement? A maximum level, not a worsening, would seem a wiser test (as all development is likely to worsen).