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Table A3. Criteria for Determining Sensitivity of Receptors

Sensitivity of Receptor


Criteria for Determining Sensitivity (Human Receptors) Dust Soiling Effects

Health Effects of PM10

Dwellings, museums and other culturally important collections, medium and long-term car parks and car showrooms

Medium Parks, places of work

Residential properties, hospitals, schools and residential care homes

Ecological Sites

International or national designation and the features may be affected by dust soiling

Office and shop workers not occupationally exposed to PM10

Presence of an important plant species where dust sensitivity is uncertain or locations with a national designation with features that may be affected by dust deposition


Playing fields, farmland, footpaths, short-term car parks and roads


Public footpaths, playing fields, parks and shopping streets

Local designation where features may be affected by dust deposition

The criteria detailed in Tables A4 and A5 were used to determine the sensitivity of the area to dust soiling effects, human health impacts and ecological impacts. Figure 20.2 details the distance bands, as detailed in Tables A4 and A5, from the site boundary for use in the construction phase assessment.

Table A4. Sensitivity of the Area to Dust Soiling Effects on People, Property and Ecological Impacts Receptor


Number of Receptors

>100 High

Medium Low

10-100 1-10 >1 >1


High High

Medium Medium Low

Distance from Source (m) <50

<100 High

Medium Low Low Low

Medium Low Low Low Low


Low Low Low Low Low


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