Air Quality Assessments

Fast efficient service provided by independent experts

Aether provides an efficient service to produce bespoke Air Quality Assessment reports. We have many years of experience in undertaking these assessments for domestic, commercial and industrial developments. The assessments can be standalone reports or form part of an Environmental Impact Assessment. This work builds on our active involvement in the review of Local Authority Air Pollution reports for the Government, our expert review of air quality assessments for planning applications submitted to the Greater London Authority and development of guidance. As well as air quality assessments, Aether can provide acoustics and noise assessments which are also often required by Local Authorities as part of the planning process.

Contact us if you need an air quality assessment or would like further information.

The Air Quality Assessments team is led by Melanie Hobson, Director

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For more information call us on 01865 261 466 or use the contact form below

Residential and commercial

Aether has completed numerous air quality assessments in recent years, ranging from assessments for small-scale residential conversions to large mixed use developments.

Other examples include schools and nurseries, hospitals and hotels. These have been in the form of either screening assessments or detailed dispersion modelling, depending on the level of concern about air quality. From project start, Aether liaises with both the client and local authority officers in order to determine the assessment requirements, enabling a fast turnaround of reports that adhere to best practice guidance.

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Industrial

Industrial air quality assessments can be required for a number of different pollutants, and for many types of installations. Including:

  • Power generating facilities
  • Heat generation using for example, communal gas fired boilers, biomass boilers or CHP
  • Waste incinerators and crematoria
  • Individual industrial units

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Other related services

Aether also provides other services related to the planning process:

  • Air quality diffusion tube monitoring
  • Low emission strategy and damage cost assessments
  • Air quality neutral assessments
  • Demolition and construction dust management plans
  • Acoustics and noise assessments

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News

Latest Air Quality Assessment News

Posted on: 05 March 2021

Expert witness work at the Anglia Square development’s public inquiry

In 2020, Aether’s Melanie Hobson provided expert witness work on behalf of Weston Homes work for the public inquiry into the application for planning permission for the proposed Anglia Square development in Norwich.

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Posted on: 09 October 2020

Recent Air Quality Assessments by Aether

An update on Aether's work on Air Quality Assessments in 2020

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Posted on: 22 October 2019

Residential and Commercial Air Quality Assessment, Camberwell in London

Aether was commissioned to undertake an air quality assessment and air quality neutral assessment for a proposed mixed residential, commercial and hotel development in Camberwell in London.

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Posted on: 29 August 2018

Air Quality Assessment for the proposed development Abbey Road, Barking

Aether was recently commissioned to conduct an air quality assessment for the proposed development at the former Abbey Road Retail Park in Barking.

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Testimonials

Don't just take our word for it...

“We have been collaborating with Aether for several years, and our projects have greatly benefited from it. Aether staff are very knowledgeable, professional and flexible - and last but not least, very friendly and a pleasure to work with.”

Umhverfisstofnun, Environment Agency of Iceland

“If we have a need for any more reports in the future Aether will be first on my list.”

Alan Hardy, Kyson Design

“The team at Aether works very professionally and communicates very well which makes working with them a pleasure. Outputs are delivered on time to high quality. The team brings the rigour of technical knowledge and expertise and finds innovative ways of communicating complex messages. I would be happy to recommend the Aether team to organisations working on analysing and presenting emissions information in the public domain.”

Fiona Glover, States of Jersey

“I must congratulate each of you for your professional and tireless efforts. Let me point out that this has been the 'neatest' in-country review expert review team I have coordinated, and it has been a real pleasure.”

UNFCCC Secretariat

“The support provided by Aether for this project was especially remarkable considering the situation of the COVID-19 pandemic. The tools and methods used in order to engage local stakeholders really added value to the capacity building of the national team.”

Shanna Emmanuel, Saint Lucia BUR Project Coordinator

“Chris was excellent to work with and always very pro active in making suggestions, taking work forward and applying his considerable technical knowledge in effective ways.”

Robert Vaughan, Defra Air Quality Team

“Professional team and very collaborative communication. Effective result in terms of suggestions for improvement in the quality of the inventory and proposals on how to streamline specific topics.”

Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research

“Both the face-to-face training and the online version have been of high quality, with dynamic methods and a practical orientation that have allowed students to reach a solid knowledge base. The products have been delivered within the stipulated deadlines with an excellent quality and the team has always shown willingness to make adjustments according to the requirements of CONAF. We are very satisfied with the work. ”

Javier Cano Martín, Professional Unit for Climate Change and Environmental Services, CONAF (National Forestry Corporation), Chile

“Saint Lucia embraces the professional approach with which this project was undertaken by Aether, particularly their ability to develop mentorship relations with local government experts. This provides a basis for ensuring that the pool of local experts remain engaged and recognized over successive processes.”

Annette Rattigan-Leo, Chief Sustainable Development and Environment Officer

“Aether is a great partner for work in the area of European Air Emissions. The team was committed, reliable, well organised and had a deep technical understanding and motivated other partners with their good spirit.”

Umweltbundesamt: Environment Agency Austria

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