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Preparing and maintaining the site

The way in which a site is prepared and maintained can have a significant impact on the control of dust and emissions. 

When planning their construction works developers should aim to:

• Locate machinery and dust generating activities away from receptors;
• Create a physical distance and/or barrier between dust/emission generating activities and receptors;
• Install solid screens or barriers around dust generating activities. These should be at least as high as any stockpiles onsite;
• Cover or seed stockpiles to prevent wind whipping; and
• Remove loose materials as soon as possible.