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Professional course

Air Quality and Development Control

About this course

Course code:
Professional/Short Course
Geography and Environmental Management
One day session
Through presentations
Programme leader:
Dr Jo Barnes, Air Quality Management Resource Centre

Page last updated 26 November 2019


The Air Quality Management Resource Centre (AQMRC) in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management is pleased to offer a new suite of Air Quality short courses. This new suite consists of five one day courses covering the following topics:

Individuals are invited to book on as many or few of the days as they wish. The courses are accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES) and the Institute of Air Quality Management (IAQM) and UWE CPD certificates are available on completion.

If you wish to book onto All 5 Days please see 'How to Apply', below, for the Booking Form

What does it cover?

This course looks at the relationship between local planning processes and local air quality management focusing upon the role of the local planning process in air quality management and the implementation and evaluation of Air Quality Assessments in the local planning process, with specific reference to the Environmental Protection UK guidance 'Development Control: Planning for Air Quality'.

This course would be of value to anyone interested or involved in preparing or evaluating Air Quality Assessments for developments, including air quality and planning professionals.

Who is it for?

The courses will be of interest to practitioners and policy makers involved in air quality management in:

  •         Environmental health/protection
  •         Public health
  •         Transport
  •         Land-use planning

Accreditations and partnerships:



This course will cover the following areas:

  • Introduction to planning for air quality professionals
  • Implications of the National Planning Policy Framework
  • Rationale for air quality as a material consideration
  • Supplementary Planning Documents
  • What is required in an Air Quality Assessment
  • Assessing significance
  • Evaluation of Air Quality Assessments
  • Planning conditions
  • Planning appeals


Professional accreditation

UWE Certificate of Attendance (CPD 5hrs p/day), which participants can then present to IES

Study facilities

UWE Bristol is superbly equipped with libraries, computer labs and an excellent campus environment.

Find out more about the facilities and resources UWE has to offer.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

Please see the tables below for current dates, fees and discounts available. All prices are VAT exempt.

Course dates

CohortFebruary 2020
DayThursday 6 February 2020
Time9:30 - 16:30
CohortSummer 2020
Time9:30 - 16:30

Course fees

CohortFebruary 2020
Full Day Fee£200
Payment Deadline30 January 2020
Early Bird Fee£180
Payment Deadline12 December 2019
CohortSummer 2020
Full Day Fee£200
Payment DeadlineTBC
Early Bird Fee£180
Payment DeadlineTBC

Fees include refreshments, lunch and parking permits at UWE Frenchay Campus


UWE Frenchay Campus: Coldharbour Lane, Bristol BS16 1QY

How to find UWE Bristol

How to apply

How to apply

To make a full or provisional booking for this course, please complete the relevant online booking form below:

February 2020  
Thursday 6 February 2020Book NowEnquire Now
All 5 Days (3 to 7 February 2020)*Book Now 
Summer 2020  
TBCBook NowEnquire Now
All 5 Days TBC*Book Now 

*Fee for All 5 Days is £1000. 10% Early Bird Discount (£900) available if the booking and payment are made before the Early Bird deadline for the first day of each cohort.

For further information

  • Email: For any questions in relation to the course, i.e. content, suitability, assessments, etc. please contact the Programme Leader, Dr Jo Barnes ( For all queries regarding administration aspects of registration, i.e. dates, fees, etc. please contact us using the online enquiry form link or phone number below.
  • Telephone: +44 (0)117 32 86927

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