People invited to have their say on Draft Air Quality Planning Guidance

Date: 

Wednesday, 16 May, 2018

People are being invited to air their views on new planning guidance aimed at safeguarding the environment.

East Dunbartonshire Council is consulting on new Draft Air Quality Planning Guidance, with an opportunity to get involved online and at drop-in events.

The draft document provides further information and detail on policies set out in the East Dunbartonshire Local Development Plan (LDP).

In particular, the draft guidance sets out detailed criteria that will be used by the Council – as Planning Authority – to determine the need for an Air Quality Assessment as part of the planning process.

The approved guidance will form part of the LDP and will be used to determine planning applications.

The consultation period begins on 28 May – closing on 25 June 2018.

Visit www.eastdunbarton.gov.uk/council/consultations/draft-air-quality-planning-guidance from 28 May onwards for more information and to get involved.

In addition, there will be two public drop-in sessions, to which all are welcome:

  • Bearsden Community Hub – Wednesday 6 June, 3pm-7pm
  • Leisuredrome Leisure Centre, Bishopbriggs – Wednesday 13 June, 3pm-7pm

Councillor Billy Hendry, Convener of Place, Neighbourhood & Corporate Assets, said, “I hope as many people as possible can get involved and have their say on the Draft Air Quality Planning Guidance.

“Local planning policies have an important role to play in improving air quality and reducing pollution.”

The Council worked with partners in Police Scotland recently to raise awareness of air pollution in East Dunbartonshire, encouraging motorists to turn off their engines when stationary.

East Dunbartonshire has two Air Quality Management Areas – in Bearsden and Bishopbriggs – and work is ongoing to reduce pollution.

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