Title: Planning and Pollution Control: Joint DCLG and Defra Consultation on Options for Improving the Way Planning and Pollution Control Regimes Work Together In Delivering New Development 
Resource Type: document --> policy documents 
Country: United Kingdom 
Year: 2006 
Availability: Product code: PB 12124a 
Author 1/Producer: Department for Communities and Local Government 
Other Authors/Producers: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Publisher: Defra 
Publisher City: London, UK 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.communities.gov.uk/index.asp?id=1502826  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
Size: (e.g. 20mb) 320 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Brownfields
Contaminated land-->policy and regulatory
 
Short description: The consultation considers the way the interface between planning and pollution control work together in delivering new development, including development on contaminated land. 
Long description: EXTRACT: 1.1 New development can have repercussions for the environment through its potential to pollute, and opportunities for new development can be constrained by existing pollution. As good planning is about delivering the right development in the right place, land-use planning has a significant influence in defining the quality of natural and built environments. Environmental permitting and compliance systems complement land-use planning through controlling the operation of those industries and processes which have the potential to damage the quality of land, air or water, or human health. 1.2 The Government welcomes development that supports the nation’s economic and social progress and in doing so attaches great importance to controlling and minimising the potential for pollution and its impact. It looks: • to the planning system to guide to appropriate locations development that may give rise to pollution, either directly or indirectly, and to ensure that other uses and developments are not, as far as possible, affected by major existing or potential sources of pollution; and, • to environmental permitting and compliance systems to protect the environment and human health, in line with obligations under European law. 
Link to Organisation(s): DCLG Department for Communities and Local Government
 
Link to News Items(s):   UK Consultation: Options for Improving the Way Planning and Pollution Control Regimes Work Together In Delivering New Development, including for development on contaminated land
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 10/10/2006