Dealing with radon emissions in respect of new development: summary report and recommended framework for planning guidance: British Geological Survey Research Report RR/00/07 / J.D.Appleton, J.C.H.Miles, C.R.Scivyer & P.H.SmithBooks/Monographs
Limitations in the administrative and policy responses to radon problems in new development have been addressed by the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (DETR) research programme Dealing with radon emissions in respect of new development which aimed to identify the circumstances where new development may be adversely affected by radon emissions and the appropriate response to such problems. Fulfilment of these objectives will help to ensure that occupiers of new domestic and non-domestic developments will be adequately protected against the harmful affects of radon gas. The research programme was carried out by the British Geological Survey (BGS) working in collaboration with the Building Research Establishment Ltd. (BRE), Land Use Consultants (LUC) and the National Radiological Protection Board (NRPB)
This report describes administrative responsibilities and policy responses; summarises how radon in new development is dealt with through the building control system; describes a potential planning response that may deal with some of the perceived limitations in the current response through building control; and provides a recommended framework for guidance for building control, planning and environmental health.