Planners should locate new homes and schools away from pollution hot spots, says health body

Planners should minimise the exposure of “vulnerable groups” to air pollution by not allowing buildings such as schools, nurseries and care homes to be sited in areas with high pollution levels, according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

Aerial view of housing development
Planners should ensure that housing developments are kept away from busy roads - unlike this project

Planners should minimise the exposure of “vulnerable groups” to air pollution by not allowing buildings such as schools, nurseries and care homes to be sited in areas with high pollution levels, according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

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