Local air quality management: policy guidance

Updated guidance for local authorities to take account of Environmental Standards Scotland's recommendations to strengthen the local air quality management regime.


1. Separate policy guidance is issued in England and Wales, and in Northern Ireland (PG 22). The technical guidance that accompanies this guidance covers the whole of the UK (TG 22).

2. Cleaner Air for Scotland 2 - Towards a Better Place for Everyone

3. Approved NPF4 | Transforming Planning

4. Planning Advice Note 51

5. Air quality in Scotland website

6. LAQM Portal

7. Statutory consultees are: the Scottish Ministers; SEPA; Transport Scotland; neighbouring local authorities; any National Park authority; other public authorities; local business; and others as appropriate (including the public).

8. National low emission framework - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

9. FOI law | Scottish Information Commissioner (itspublicknowledge.info)

10. UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Continuity) (Scotland) Act 2021 (legislation.gov.uk)

11. Directive 2008/50/EC

12. Transport Scotland publications

13. Local authority powers to require drivers to switch off engines when parked: guidance

14. Transport Scotland Act 2001

15. Transport Act 2005

16. the SCOOT ("split cycle and offset optimisation technique") urban traffic control system.

17. Green bus fund

18. National Walking Strategy

19. National Planning Framework 3

20. Scottish Planning Policy

21. Land-Use Planning & Development Control: Planning for Air Quality

22. Minister for Environment and Climate Change letter

23. Biomass and air quality guidance

24. http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Environment/climatechange/scotlands-action/climatechangeact

25. http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/211199/0095731.pdf

26. http://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/environment-and-health/pages/evidence-and-data/environmental-burden-of-disease-ebd

27. http://www.apho.org.uk/resource/item.aspx?RID=83405

28. http://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/noncommunicable-diseases/cardiovascular-diseases/publications/2011/burden-of-disease-from-environmental-noise.-quantification-of-healthy-life-years-lost-in-europe

29. http://www.transportscotland.gov.uk/stag

30. http://archive.defra.gov.uk/environment/quality/noise/igcb/

31. http://www.eea.europa.eu/publications/good-practice-guide-on-noise


Email: Andrew.Taylor2@gov.scot

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