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Enhancing consultation practices on Air Quality Management in local authorities

Leksmono, N., Dorfman, P., Burnet, F., Gibbs, D., Longhurst, J. and Weitkamp, E. (2010) Enhancing consultation practices on Air Quality Management in local authorities. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 53 (5). pp. 559-571. ISSN 0964-0568 Available from:

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Schedule 11 of the Environment Act 1995 underpins the requirement for consultation on air quality issues. The ongoing air quality review and assessment process represents one of the largest locally based science policy and communication initiatives ever undertaken in the UK. This paper outlines the practice of consultation and communication for Air Quality Management (AQM) and reviews the interaction between Environmental Health professionals, as the leading actor in the AQM process and other stakeholders involved in air quality consultation, including the public. Results are presented from a widespread questionnaire survey of English local authorities. Data indicate that the majority of air quality consultation has been carried out with statutory consultees (by sending the review and assessment reports) and the public (via websites and leaflets) in the form of information dissemination.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Air Quality Management, consultation, science communication, local authority practices
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences > Department of Biological, Biomedical and Analytical Sciences
Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences > Department of Health and Social Sciences
ID Code:10853
Deposited By: J. Newton
Deposited On:06 Aug 2010 08:58
Last Modified:18 Feb 2015 13:36

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