WHAT IS AN ODOUR ASSESSMENT SURVEY?
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
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.
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.
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.
The team at Silsoe Odours are knowledgeable and friendly, and the laboratory services they provide are second-to-none. I cannot recommend them enough for their understanding of our business needs, flexibility and efficiency. Their odour specialists are also a valued source of helpful, prompt advice.