Environmental Planning and Management

Noise emissions from industrial processes and construction activities can reduce the quality of the environment and a loss of amenity to neighbourhoods.

AAe has trained operatives in the monitoring and assessment of the impacts of noise. We work with our Clients to obtain approvals, whether required under planning or under S61 the Control of Pollution Act.

We can develop monitoring solutions to meet our Client and key stakeholder requirements.

Noise assessment is delivered as part of our integrated services to the development, construction and waste sectors.

In recent years storm intensity and major flooding incidents have increased. The Government has amended its planning guidance to include measures to ensure flood risk is assessed during land development.

AAe has completed numerous flood risk assessments to assist as part of planning process, ensuring flood risk is fully mitigated during the design.

Key deliverables include:

  • Determining infiltration rates
  • Accurately assessing flood zones and storage volumes
  • Assessment of existing and post-development storm water run-off rates
  • Undertaking site specific Flood Risk Assessments

Without suitable mitigation, dust generated from mineral and waste processing, demolition and construction operations or emissions from operational sites can give rise to nuisance, loss of amenity and in severe scenarios lead to poor health. When working on contaminated sites dusts can also generate fugitive emissions of vapours and contaminated particles which can give rise to ill-health.

AAe can design and implement systems that monitor a range of hazards including suspended particulates and asbestos, gases including ammonia, carbon dioxide and monoxide, ammonia, hydrogen sulphide, volatile organic compounds and associated odour.

We can monitor and undertake an assessment of the impacts and tailor solutions and practical management plans to meet both Client and regulatory requirements.


An unfortunate by-product of municipal and commercial waste processing is the potential build-up of malodorous emissions. If these odours are not appropriately controlled, fugitive emissions can lead to poor air quality leading to a reduction in amenity value and nuisance.

AAe offers an integrated service, with process engineers and assessors called OdourSol JV. The Joint Venture provides over 60 years collective experience in the monitoring, assessment and management of odour associated with waste and farming operations.

Works include the monitoring and assessment of odour and the development of Odour Management Plans.

Sampling is undertaken in association with air monitoring of VOCs, methane, ammonia and bio aerosols. The team utilises the use of flux boxes, point source and ambient monitoring to assess odour emission rates and concentrations.

Monitoring and analysis is undertaken in accordance with EN 13725:2003. We use both odour concentration and hedonic tone as part of the assessment process..

As required, OdourSol JV can advise on a number of mitigation measures that can be implemented to control odour concentrations and the potential for fugitive emissions.

Dust Management

AAe works for regional businesses to national contractors. We provide specialist advice and develop systems to manage risk.

Works include reviewing the context of a project, identifying risks and integrating practical and costed mitigation. The work draws upon the multi-disciplined skills from pollution control to ecological management. The work involves managing consents and stakeholder engagement.

We have supported and managed projects including some of the UK’s largest infrastructure projects. These include:

  • Channel Tunnel Rail Link
  • Kincardine Bridge
  • M74 Completion
  • Replacement Forth Crossing
  • Hinkley Point C
  • Newport Southern Distributor Road
  • M1 Widening
  • A380 South Devon Link Road