Planning approval for the New M5 project was received from the Minister for
Planning on 21 April 2016 stipulating a number of environmental protections
which include strict air quality limits for the tunnel and ventilation
facilities, and the establishment of an Air Quality Consultative Committee with
members of the community and local councils.
The Air Quality Consultative Committee will provide advice on the locations
of air quality monitoring stations and on the dissemination of monitoring
results and other information on air quality issues.