Redmore Environmental was instructed to undertake an Air Quality Assessment in support of a residential development in Great Eccleston, Lancashire. The proposals included 90 units, as well as car park to serve the village, on a greenfield site off Copp Lane.
Lancashire Air Quality Assessment
Potential air quality impacts associated with the development were identified as fugitive dust emissions during construction works and road vehicle exhaust emissions associated with cars travelling to and from the site once complete.
Dust emissions were assessed qualitatively in accordance with the Institute of Air Quality Management guidance. This provides a staged methodology for the consideration of potential impacts and identification of appropriate mitigation to reduce effects to an acceptable level. The results of the study indicated that impacts during construction should not be significant as long as the identified control measures were implemented.
A dispersion model of road traffic exhaust emissions was produced to determine potential impacts associated with additional vehicles on the road network. This indicated the development would not significantly affect existing air quality conditions within Great Eccleston. The report was subsequently used to support the planning application for the site.
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