Air quality impact assessments are often necessary where a proposed development may impact on, or be impacted by, local air quality. The National Planning Policy Framework states that, “The planning system should contribute to and enhance the natural and local environment by … preventing both new and existing development from contributing to or being put at unacceptable risk from, or being adversely affected by unacceptable levels of soil, air, water or noise pollution …”; therefore, air quality can be a material consideration when a planning application is being determined, and consent has been refused due to air quality issues.
Air Quality Assessments Ltd have experience providing planning application support for a wide range of developments. We can provide stand-alone reports, or chapters for inclusion in an Environmental Statement, where the proposed scheme is determined to be an ‘EIA development’.
Air Quality Assessments Ltd can provide support for:
- Residential development
- Commercial development
- Industrial development
- Road schemes, and
- Minerals & waste schemes
We offer an independent and personal service, providing cost effective, high quality assistance to our clients in order to help them get their development through the planning process. Whether your scheme is for a single dwelling that introduces exposure to an area of poor air quality, or a large scale, mixed-use, land development project, contact us at Air Quality Assessments Ltd to find out how we can help you with your planning application.