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 monitoring
  • Low emission strategy 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: 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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Posted on: 01 June 2018

Dust Risk Assessment in Oxford

Aether recently submitted a Dust Risk Assessment for a proposed development at Banbury Road, Oxford

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Testimonials

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

“Engaging Aether to support us to develop the first GHG Inventory System and first Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) for the United Republic of Tanzania has been a rewarding experience due to their high level of professionalism, creativity, timeliness and value for money. We will definitely consider Aether in our future initiatives.”

Abbas Kitogo, Programme Specialist Energy and Climate Change, UNDP Tanzania

“It is always an absolute pleasure working with Aether. I always know what is expected of me. Their work ethic is of a very high standard and projects are always handled in a very professional manner. I have learnt many skills in terms of project management, quality control and workshop training styles from Aether and I hope to carry these principles forward in my own work. I look forward to collaborating with Aether more in the future.”

Luanne Stevens, Gondwana

“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

“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

“The Aether team were a joy to work with and I would recommend the consultancy - the service provided throughout the process was exceptional.”

Clare Bayley, Defra

“The professional service provided by your company was of very high quality and completed within agreed timelines.”

Matthew Dudley, UNFCCC Secretariat

“It has been a pleasure to work with Chris Dore and Richard Claxton from Aether: they did their job in a very professional and timely manner. The workshop was organized and carried out in a cooperative spirit; the information provided to the workshop participants was complete and clear.”

Alina Novikova, UN/ECE 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

“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

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

Alan Hardy, Kyson Design

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