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 Ana Gomes.

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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: 28 June 2024

Supreme Court Ruling Creates Clean Slate to Elevate Weight of Environmental Impact in Infrastructure Development

Communicating harm from greenhouse gas emissions is critical to the debate needed for decisions on major development and infrastructure projects. The 20th June 2024 Supreme Court of Justice decision creates a clean slate to move forward on the need for better evidence on the significance of environmental harm caused by greenhouse gas pollution.

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Posted on: 22 March 2024

An Update on Aether's Recent AQA Services

Aether's air quality team has been providing consultancy services across the UK. Recent projects include EIAs for residential and mixed-use developments in Somerset, ensuring compliance with air quality objectives through dispersion modelling, and advising on ventilation strategies for a redevelopment project in Westminster.

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Posted on: 01 September 2023

AQA news

Over the last months, the air quality assessment team have been working on many detailed assessments for housing schemes and industrial sites as well as dust risk assessments, air quality neutral and positive statements for developers.

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Posted on: 25 April 2022

Recent air quality assessments by Aether

Aether's air quality assessment work continues to grow.

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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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“Aether's approach to couple innovative visualisation with high expertise manpower delivered valuable insights for our inventory work.”

Umweltbundesamt (Germany)

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

Matthew Dudley, UNFCCC Secretariat

“The Aether team were a joy to work with and I would recommend the consultancy - the service provided throughout the process was exceptional. Where there were problems, they provided solutions. The team were working to very short time scales but were able to deliver a high quality piece of work within the specified time frame.”

Sefton Council - for the Merseyside Atmospheric Emissions Inventory

“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

“Aether delivered training workshops and generated learning materials for our SSN members, providing technical content in a manageable and comprehendible format. We particularly benefitted from their extensive knowledge and ability to interpret the needs of our members into the training materials.”

Jennifer Anderson, Sustainable Scotland Network

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