Air Quality SPD

Ended on the 17th October 2018
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Appendix 1

Department for Transport Criteria for Transport Assessments (now archived[17])

Land Use

Description

TA Required

Food Retail (A1)

Retail sale of food goods to the public – supermarkets, superstore, convenience food store

>800 m2

Non-Food Retail (A1)

Retail sale of non-food goods to the public; but includes sandwich bars or other cold food purchased and consumed off site

>1500 m2

Financial and professional services (A2)

Banks, building societies and bureaux de change, professional services, estate agents, employment agencies, betting shops.

>2500 m2

Restaurants and Cafes (A3)

Use for the sale of food for consumption on the premises.

>2500 m2

Drinking Establishments (A4)

Use as a public house, wine-bar for consumption on or off the premises.

>600 m2

Hot Food Takeaway (A5)

Use for the sale of hot food for consumption on or off the premises.

>500 m2

Business (B1)

(a) Offices other than in use within Class A2 (financial & professional).

(b) Research & development – laboratories, studios.

(c) Light industry

>2500 m2

General industrial (B2)

General industry (other than B1).

>4000 m2

Storage or Distribution (B8)

Storage or distribution centres – wholesale warehouses, distribution centres & repositories.

>5000 m2

Hotels (C1)

Hotels, boarding houses & guest houses

>100 bedrooms

Residential Institutions (C2)

Hospitals, nursing homes used for residential accommodation and care.

>50 beds

Residential Institutions (C2)

Boarding schools and training centres

>150 students

Residential institutions (C2)

Institutional hostels, homeless centres.

>400 residents

Dwelling Houses (C3)

Dwellings for individuals, families or not more than six people in a single household.

>80 units

Non-Residential Institutions (D1)

Medical & health services, museums, public libraries, art galleries, non-residential education, places of worship and church halls.

>1000 m2

Assembly and Leisure (D2)

Cinemas, dance & concert halls, sports halls, swimming, skating, gym, bingo, and other facilities not involving motorised vehicles or firearms.

>1500 m2

Other

1. Any development generating 30 or more two-way vehicle movements in any hour

2. Any developments generating 100 or more two-way vehicle movements per day

3. Any development proposing 100 or more parking spaces

4. Any development generating significant freight or HGV movements per day, or significant abnormal loads per day

5. Any development proposed in a location where the local transport infrastructure is inadequate

6. Any development proposed in a location within or adjacent to an Air Quality Management Area (AQMA)

[17] http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20100409053422/http://www.dft.gov.uk/adobepdf/165237/202657/guidanceontaappendixb

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