WeAreResidents.org submitted the following public consultation submission in response to the following planning applications for Saffron Walden:
Included is an independent air quality analysis commissioned by WeAreResidents.org and undertaken by ARUP. This report reviews issues within the Saffron Walden AQMA as the result of a number of combined developments on the east of Saffron Walden. Also included is a letter from Public Health England about the issue and DEFRA’s position with regard to development and air quality. The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) requires that UDC consider the combined impacts of air quality inside the AQMA prior to determination. There is no evidence that this has been considered in either the production of the draft Local Plan or review of the applications for these sites.