Emma Fenton
27 August 2013

Planning for Better Air Quality

The IAQM will be hosting a one-day conference around the topic of Air Quality and Planning, specifically the way in which planning can influence air quality in the long term - for better or worse. The event will be held at St Martins in the Field, London. Early bird registration is available for participants registering before 11th September.

Following a hugely successful meeting earlier this year, the IAQM is bringing together planning and air quality professionals to examine the ways in which both communities can work together to improve air quality in the long term. This meeting is aimed at professionals working in consultancies, local authorities and within Government. It will offer examples of best practice in existing developments and help participants gain a better understanding of developments in planning and air quality policy.


The provisional agenda for the conference is as follows:

09:00 - 09:30  Registration
Morning session
09:30 - 09:40 Introduction and Welcome - Roger Barrowcliffe
09:40 - 10:20 Last Gasp: air quality and the state of spatial planning - John Baker (PBA)
10:20 - 10:40 Refreshments
10:40 - 11:20 Air Quality in the Context of Positive Planning - John Rhodes (Quod)
11:20 - 12:00 DCLG's new planning guidance - Peter Ellis (DCLG)
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
Afternoon session
13:00 - 13:40 The new GLA ‘emissions neutral’ policy - Celeste Giusti (GLA)
13:40 - 14:00 Wealdon Council - Nitrogen Deposition and Planning Policy - Claire Holman (Brook Cottage)
14:00 - 14:40 West Yorkshire Low Emission Strategy - Andrew Whittles (Bradford Metropolitan District Council)
14:40 - 15:15 Refreshments
15:15 - 16:00 Planning consent for mineral works - Oliver Puddle (DustScan)
16:00 - 16:20 Case study: A proposal for a new EfW facility in an AQMA - Roger Barrowcliffe (Clear Air Thinking)
16:20 - 16:40 Mitigating for air quality in the planning system: Experience and lessons learned - Clare Beattie (AQ Consultants)
16:45 Finish


Early-bird IES/IAQM member registration (Before 11th September)  £70.00
Early-bird non-member registration (Before 11th September) £90.00
Non early-bird IES/IAQM member registration £100.00
Non early-bird, non-member registration £120.00

To book
Download a booking form.