At Silsoe Odours, we have seen a significant increase in the requirement for odour assessment surveys for planning purposes over the past twelve months. For a planning application to be successful, operators and developers are often now required to provide an odour assessment survey in support of your application. This should take into account the potential impact of a new commercial property (or change to an existing property) on local air quality.
Odour Assessment Survey for Planning
An odour assessment survey is a qualitative assessment of the immediate surroundings of a proposed development or operation. Its objective is to assess the possible odour impact that may be caused. The odour assessment is carried out by Silsoe Odours’ team of highly skilled odour experts, in line with the air quality section of the National Planning Practice Guidance and IAQM Guidance on the assessment of odour for planning.
Odour Assessment Surveys for Operators
An odour assessment survey can be useful for an operator looking to build a single new commercial property, or expand or change the use of an existing one. The odour assessment provides a qualitative analysis of the potential odour impact on the local vicinity. Typically, we find restaurant operators to be particularly interested in this service.
Odour Assessment Surveys for Individual or Very Small Housing Developments
For those building a new home, or housing developers planning a small site, an odour assessment survey can be an essential part of your planning application. The odour assessment provides a qualitative analysis of the potential odour impact of nearby businesses on the proposed development.