Housing Covenant 2015-18 Programme

Control of Dust and Emissions

The aim of this supplementary planning guidance (SPG) is to reduce emissions of dust, PM10 and PM2.5 from construction and demolition activities in London.

It also aims to control nitrogen oxides (NOx) from these same activities by introducing an Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) for non-road mobile machinery.

What do we mean by non-road mobile machinery?

Non-road mobile machinery refers to mobile machines, transportable industrial equipment or vehicles which are fitted with an internal combustion engine and not intended for transporting goods or passengers on roads.

What guidance does the SPG provide?

The SPG includes guidance on:

  • preparing an Air Quality Statement for construction and demolition activities, including air quality (dust) risk assessments
  • the stages of development the Air Quality Statement is to cover: demolition, earthwork, construction and ‘trackout’ (vehicles leaving the site)
  • identifying the potential scale (large, medium, small) of dust emissions for each stage of work
  • identifying the level of risk due to the scale of dust emissions on health, ‘soiling’ (dirt) and the natural environment
  • best practice methods for controlling dust on-site and to prevent ‘trackout’
  • recommendations for monitoring
  • early notification of new 2015 and 2020 standards for non-road mobile machinery

Which London Plan policies does the document provide guidance on?

This SPG provides guidance on London Plan policy 7.14, as well as a range of policies that deal with environmental sustainability, health and quality of life. 

The document

The Control of Dust and Emissions during Construction and Demolition SPG can be downloaded by clicking on the below link.

The Control of Dust and Emissions during Construction and Demolition SPG