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Why should you choose Aval Air Quality Consultants?

Aval Air Quality Consultants are the premium choice for your air quality needs. We are experts in conducting detailed air quality assessments for various projects. By selecting Aval Air Quality Consultants, you benefit from our years of experience in addressing potential air quality impacts on human health and the environment.

Our thorough air quality assessments and reports consider factors such as the scale of the development, existing air quality, sources of pollution, health and environmental risks, and odour impact to develop project-specific mitigation strategies when required to ensure compliance with local plans and regulations.

Moreover, Aval Air Quality Consultants excel in air quality risk management by providing tailored solutions to manage air quality impacts associated with any proposed developments. Our collaboration with local planning authorities and the Environment Agency will ensure a comprehensive approach to air quality monitoring and risk assessment for your project.

By engaging Aval Air Quality Consultants, you can secure planning permission efficiently while safeguarding public health and ensuring a safe environment for all stakeholders involved in the project.

Aval Consulting Group Ltd is ISO certified and accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) for ISO 9001, 14001 and 45001.

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Why Air Quality Matters for Planning and Development Projects? 

Air quality is a crucial aspect of our environment that affects our health, well-being, and quality of life.

Landowners, developers, businesses, and organisations must consider air quality during planning and development due to the increasing focus on sustainability and protecting the environment. New developments have the potential to impact existing air quality. Introducing new sensitive receptors within poor air quality areas can also have a detrimental impact on human health and ecology.

Our Air Quality Consultants provide a range of services to our clients to ensure that their development projects and on-site operations are in compliance with air quality regulations and standards.

Aval Air Quality Consultants can be your premium partner to ensure your project gets planning permission swiftly. Our air quality experts have years of experience working within the local authority and consultancy sectors. We will ensure that we take full ownership of all your air quality consulting needs, including producing reports, plans, and consultations on your behalf with the regulators and local authorities, to get fast planning for your project.


The Role of Air Quality Consultants in Planning & Development

Aval Air quality consultants play a vital role in the planning and development process. We provide expert advice and guidance to our clients to help them comply with air quality regulations and standards. Here are some of the key services that Aval Air Quality Consultants offer:

Air Quality Assessments

Air quality assessments are a crucial part of the planning application process. They help identify potential sources of air pollution and evaluate the impact of proposed developments on air quality.

Air quality consultants use advanced techniques and tools, such as dispersion modelling, to assess a development’s potential impact on air quality. We assess air quality and odours, from basic screenings to detailed models, to predict impacts on air quality for new projects. We considered both short-term and long-term pollutant emissions, health risks and ecological impacts.

Further details of our air quality assessment services are available here.

Indoor Air Quality Assessments

Indoor air quality testing is equally important as outdoor air quality, especially for businesses and organisations that operate in enclosed spaces. Aval Indoor Air Quality Consultants conduct indoor air quality assessments, including workspace exposure assessment, to identify potential sources of indoor air pollution and provide recommendations for improving indoor air quality and health and safety.

Odour Assessments

Odour is a common issue in many industries, and it can have a significant impact on the surrounding environment and communities. Aval Air Quality Consultants conduct odour assessments to identify potential odour source and provide recommendations for controlling and mitigating odour emissions.

On a daily basis, we produce air quality and odour impact assessments for commercial kitchens, extraction systems, hotels, farmland, and waste management facilities. We also produce odour impact assessments for residential and commercial planning developments to ensure future residents are protected from unacceptable levels of odour from any nearby existing source.

Risk Assessments

Risk assessments are an essential part of the planning and development process. Air quality consultants conduct risk assessments to identify potential risks associated with air pollutants and provide recommendations for mitigating these risks.

Expert Witness Services

Aval Air Quality Consultants also provides expert witness services to support our clients with planning appeals and legal proceedings. They can draw on their expertise and experience in air quality to provide evidence and expert testimony in court.


When Does Your Project Need Air Quality Consultants?

Now that we have explored the role of Aval Air Quality Consultants in planning and development let’s look at when our air quality consultants can help with your development, business, or organisational needs.

Consultancy Services

Aval Air Quality Consultants offers a wide range of consultancy services to help individual clients, developers, planners, land owners, architects, businesses and organisations with their air quality needs. These services can include air quality assessments, risk assessments, expert witness services, and more. By working with Aval air quality consultants, our clients can access the expertise and knowledge they need to ensure compliance with regulations and standards.

Compliance with Regulations and Standards

One primary reason you may need Aval Air Quality Consultants is to ensure compliance with regulations and standards. Air quality regulations and standards are constantly evolving, and it can be challenging for businesses and organisations to keep up with these changes. Aval Air Quality Consultants have the expertise and knowledge to help businesses and organisations comply with these regulations and standards, avoiding potential fines and penalties from HSE.

Clean Air Solutions

Our Air Quality Consultants can help businesses and organisations develop clean air solutions that are tailored to their specific needs and operations. These solutions can include measures to reduce emissions, improve air quality, and mitigate potential risks associated with air pollutants.

Pollution Control

Aval Air Quality Consultants can also help businesses and organisations implement pollution control measures to reduce their impact on the environment. These measures can include the use of advanced technologies, such as air filtration systems, to reduce emissions and improve air quality.


Addressing Air Quality Considerations in Planning: A Necessity for Sustainable Development

Guidance published by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities and the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government states that Air quality considerations in planning are crucial to address as they have significant implications on public health, habitats, and biodiversity. The 2008 Ambient Air Quality Directive establishes legal limits for key air pollutants like particulate matter (PM10 and PM2.5) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in outdoor air.

Additionally, the UK has set national emission reduction commitments for pollutants. These includes fine particulate matter (PM2.5), ammonia (NH3), nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulphur dioxide (SO2), and non-methane volatile organic compounds (NMVOCs). Such pollutants, if not regulated, can combine to form ozone, a harmful air pollutant with long-distance transport potential. Odour and dust issues must also be considered in planning due to their impact on local amenities.

Defra conducts an annual assessment of air quality to ensure compliance with set Limit Values and emission reduction targets. It is crucial for new development projects to take into consideration the potential impact on air quality. This is especially important in areas where air qulaity limits are already exceeded.

The local air quality management (LAQM) regime mandates that local authorities monitor and review air quality regularly. Failure to meet national air quality objectives may result in the declaration of an air quality management area and the development of an air quality action plan. Additionally, considerations for air quality in planning extend to obligations concerning the conservation of important habitats and species. Defra producded tools such as the Air Pollution Information System and Natural England’s ‘Impact Risk Zones’ to aid in assessing development proposals.


Finding the Right Air Quality Consultants

When it comes to air quality consultants, it is essential to find the right one for your project. Here are some of the reasons why Aval Air Quality Consultants are your premium choice to help you achieve planning swiftly.

Environmental Specialists

The Aval Air Quality Consulting Team includes Institute of Air Quality Management (IAQM) accredited air quality specialists. We also have in-house accredited transport planning consultants and other environmental consultants, such as ecologists and noise consultants. Aval can, therefore, provide multidisciplinary support for your project’s air quality needs. We are one of the unique businesses in the industry that can provide such a multidisciplinary approach to your project.

Our Experience

Experience is crucial when it comes to air quality consultants. Aval air quality consulting team has experts with full Institute of Air Quality Management (IAQM) membership. We abide by the IAQM professional standards. Aval is also an ISO 9001, 14001 and 45001 accredited business. We work within a range of sector including planning and development, industrial, commercial, oil and gas, mineral and marine.

Range of Services

Aval Air Quality Consultants offers a wide range of air quality services. We produce air quality assessments, indoor air quality assessments, odour assessments, environmental risk assessments. We also produce air quality neutral assessments, air quality mitigation statements, and more. Choosing Aval Air Quality Consultants means you will have access to all the services you need for your proejct. We will ensure compliance with regulations and standards regarding air quality to get you planning swiftly.

Local Authorities

When choosing air quality consultants, it is also essential to consider the local authorities. We know our clients always look for consultants who have experience working with local authorities in their area, as they will have a better understanding of the regulations and standards that apply to your business or organisation. This is why often we are asked, ‘Are Aval air quality consultants near me?’. We are pleased to inform you that we provide full UK coverage and have over 40+ consultants across the country and certainly near you. We also have expert air quality consultants who have previous working experience with local authorities, so we know the best practices from regulatory and consulting perspectives to ensure you receive your planning permission promptly.


Real-World Examples of Aval Air Quality Consultants in Action

Here are some real-world examples of how our air quality consultants have helped planning projects, businesses and organisations with their air quality needs:

Air Quality Assessment for Residential Development

An Air Quality Assessment was conducted for a care home in London to evaluate the suitability of the location for future occupants. The assessment included traffic-related air quality dispersion modelling using ADMS-Roads to ensure that the air quality standards were met and that residents would not be exposed to harmful concentrations of pollutants.

Habitat Regulation Assessments

Aval Air Quality Consultants helped development in London conduct a habitat regulation assessment to ensure that their development would not have a significant impact on the surrounding environment of ecological sensitivity. The consultants used dispersion modelling to assess the potential impact of the development on air quality and provided recommendations for mitigating any potential risks.

Clean Air Solutions for a Manufacturing Plant

Aval Air Quality Consultants helped a chocolate manufacturing plant develop clean air solutions to reduce environmental impact. The consultants conducted an air quality assessment and identified potential sources of air pollution. They then provided recommendations for reducing emissions and improving air quality, including the installation of air filtration systems.

Air Quality Neutral Assessment for Planning

In London, a recent case study involved an Air Quality Neutral Assessment conducted by Aval Air Quality Consultants for a planning project. The assessment aimed to evaluate the potential impact of the development on air quality in the surrounding area.

By conducting an Air Quality Neutral Assessment, Aval Air Quality Consultants helped the planning project in London demonstrate its commitment to environmental sustainability and regulatory compliance. The assessment not only ensured that the development met the necessary air quality standards, but also contributed to creating a healthier and more sustainable environment for the local community.

Workplace Indoor Air Quality Assessment

When conducting a workplace indoor air quality exposure assessment, it is crucial to consider various factors to ensure the health and safety of employees. Let’s consider a case study where a large office building operated by National Grid hired Aval Air Quality Consultants to assess indoor air quality.

The assessment involved evaluating the ventilation systems, checking for potential sources of indoor air pollution, such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from office equipment, and measuring carbon dioxide levels to ensure adequate ventilation. The consultants also conducted air sampling to analyse the presence of allergens and particulate matter in the air.

Based on the findings, recommendations were provided to improve indoor air quality. Our solution included optimising ventilation, implementing air purifiers, and establishing regular maintenance schedules for HVAC systems. Ultimately, the collaboration with Aval Air Quality Consultants led to the implementation of effective strategies to enhance indoor air quality. This has also assisted in promoting a positive workplace atmosphere for our clients.

Air Quality and Odour Expert Witness Service

Aval Air Quality Consultants provided expert witness services for a legal case involving air quality and odour issues at an industrial plant in the Midlands. The case required an in-depth analysis of the plant’s emissions and their impact on the surrounding environment and community. Aval’s team of air quality specialists conducted comprehensive air quality and odour assessments, including dispersion modelling and monitoring of pollutant levels. Additionally, their odour consultants assessed the plant’s odour emissions and their potential effects on nearby residents. The expert witness statement provided by Aval Air Quality Consultants played a crucial role in the legal proceedings, helping the stakeholders understand the complex air quality and odour issues involved in the case.

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