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A new Air Quality Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) has been prepared and is now out for consultation. This new Air Quality SPD has a number of purposes which aim to:

  • Support relevant policies in the adopted Mid Devon Local Plan 2013 – 2033 in relation to air quality
  • Engage with developers earlier on in the planning process and assist in determining when an air quality assessment is required for a new development
  • Set out a clear method for developers to provide air quality information as part of their applications
  • Identify suitable mitigation measures to be included at the planning stage

A public consultation will run from the 24th October – 16th December and we are keen to hear your views about the document itself. All comments received within the consultation period will be carefully considered to help us finalise the Air Quality Supplementary Planning Document before it is adopted by the Council. Once adopted it is intended the new Air Quality SPD will replace the currently adopted 2008 Air Quality SPD.

The Air Quality Supplementary Planning Document and further information about the consultation below:

    Air Quality SPD

    Air Quality SPD Summary Document

    Air Quality SPD SEA

    Air Quality SPD HRA

    Statement of representation procedure

    Statement of availability of documents

Printed copies of the consultation documents will available to view at our Council Offices in Tiverton (Phoenix House, Phoenix Lane EX16 6PP) or at libraries within Mid Devon during normal opening hours during the consultation period.

Comments on the Air Quality Supplementary Planning Document and its supporting documents including the Strategic Environmental Assessment and Habitat Regulations Assessment must be sent to us by 16th December 2022. We encourage you to do this by completing the online survey below:

     Online Survey

Alternatively you can respond to the consultation documents by email or post.

By email:

By post / deliver by hand: Forward Planning, Phoenix House, Phoenix Lane, Tiverton, Devon EX16 6PP

Comments must be sent to us in writing, should specify the consultation you are responding to and include your name and full postal address otherwise your comments cannot be registered. If you are responding to specific sections or paragraphs of the consultation documents, please support us by indicating which sections these are in your response. Please note that comments will be published on our website including the name and address of the consultee. Contact details will only be used by the Council to inform you about planning documents prepared by us. For more information about how we use your personal data please see our Privacy Notice

Currently adopted Air Quality Supplementary Planning Document 2008

Adopted Air Quality and Development SPD (May 2008)

Air Quality Contribution (Revised)

Adopted in May 2008, this SPD provides additional guidance on planning issues concerning air quality in Mid Devon.

For further information, please visit our Environment webpages on Air Quality. Individual Air Quality Action Plans can be found on our Local air quality management webpage.

The Local Plan Part III is intended to replace the SPD policy on air quality. New development will be expected to part-fund air quality improvements through the Community Infrastructure Levy.

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