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Assessing air pollution impacts on ancient woodland – ammonia

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Assessing air pollution impacts on ancient woodland – ammonia
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Publication date 2019
Publication type Practical guidance
Pages 6

Ancient woodlands are being detrimentally impacted as a result of increasing concentrations of ammonia in the air and levels of nitrogen deposition. This is one of the greatest threats to ancient woodlands in the UK.

This technical advice note provides a clear decision-making process for assessing the significance of new developments, where there is potential for ammonia air-pollution impacts on nearby ancient woodland sites.