Local Air Quality Management for Local Authorities
MGES is able to provide services in relation to Review and Assessment including:
- Updating and Screening Assessments,
- Preparing Detailed Assessments,
- Carrying out Further Assessments and Progress Reports.
We can also assist with advice on monitoring and the Action Planning process. This includes preparation of complete Air Quality Action Plans and Strategies or just providing help with consultation, for example running workshops and facilitating working groups.
Professional policy expertise is supported by in-house air pollution modelling capabilities using ADMS-Roads and ADMS4, which may be used to quantify the impacts of specific options.
We can provide quality training on review of air quality assessments submitted to the Local Authority by developers, including advising on best-practice assessment and modelling techniques.
Expert Witness Service
MGES is also experienced at providing expert advice on air quality in relation to planning applications. Expert evidence has been provided at a number of Planning Inquiries on behalf of Local Authorities on a range of issues including energy from waste plants, residential schemes and landfill sites. Case studies of some of the issues with which we have been involved with are available on our Expert Evidence page.