ODOUR ASSESSMENT SURVEYS FOR PLANNING PURPOSES
Typically, your first port of call for odour planning is an odour assessment survey. This is a qualitative assessment of the immediate surroundings of your proposed site or development.
Our highly skilled odour consultants at Silsoe Odours complete the assessment in line with the air quality section of the National Planning Practice Guidance and IAQM Guidance on the assessment of odour for planning. We assess whether there will likely be a local odour impact.
Our odour consultants consider several factors, including the Frequency, Intensity and Duration of an odour, its Offensiveness and the sensitivity of the Local receptors. This is known as a FIDOL assessment. As a result, we can identify the potential risk of odour, from ‘very high’ to ‘low’. You can use this information to support your planning application and to design odour mitigation systems. In most cases, restaurant operators and residential or commercial developers are particularly interested in this service.
In most cases, planning for industrial sites will require a more in-depth odour investigation. You may wish to carry out an initial odour assessment survey to equip yourself with knowledge of local odour receptors. Our odour consulting team can then provide various odour assessment services to support your planning application, such as odour sampling surveys and dispersion modelling. In addition, you will find odour assessments helpful when you apply for environmental permits, your ongoing compliance with them, and to inform your odour management plans.
Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our clients say:
I was introduced to Silsoe Odours by another consultant, as I required specialist odour consultancy advice to support a planning application. The application building was to be converted into residential use, but was in close proximity to a number of restaurants with associated extraction equipment. I needed to demonstrate that this would not be detrimental to the potential occupiers of the apartments. Silsoe Odours prepared a detailed report and ensured it was delivered in line with the deadline of the submission of the planning application. I would recommend their specialist services to anyone encountering odour queries in the planning process.
We needed an odour specialist to assist with a sensitive planning application and I approached Silsoe Odours on the recommendation of my architect. I was particularly impressed with the speed which which they attended site and delivered their report back to me. I now look forward to the outcome of the Planning Hearing.