The Airshed - specialist environmental consultancy services


The Airshed provides specialist environmental consultancy services in air quality, odour and environmental noise. We carry out robust impact assessments for projects in the UK, Ireland and Europe.

We have extensive experience in conducting assessments for planning applications, statutory nuisance and Pollution Prevention and Control (PPC) permit applications.

Projects range from small-scale operations to large-scale industrial and transport schemes, including numerous biomass power projects, housing developments, wastewater treatment works, animal rendering, distilleries, food processing, paper mills, highways, power stations, waste management facilities, composting, foundries, incinerators, quarries, ports, railways, pubs, restaurants and hot food premises….in fact just about anything noisy, smelly or dusty. We can also act as Expert Witness at Public Inquiries.

Our clients come from planning and engineering consultancies, house builders, industry, local authorities and the voluntary sector.

We are an independent company that will act wholly on our clients’ behalf in their dealings with planning authorities, regulatory bodies and government agencies. Our aim is to secure a technical agreement with EHOs, Environmental Protection Officers and planners so that air quality, odour and noise issues are not reasons for refusing your planning application. For Pollution Prevention and Control applications, our approach is to help our clients determine what is Best Available Technique without imposing unrealistic constraints on their process.

Our mission is to provide environmental consulting services that are so good that our clients come back for more.  We handle each issue quickly, thoroughly and smoothly so that our clients have peace of mind. We will not sell you services you don’t need. We work by building trust with our clients, planning authorities and environmental regulatory agencies. We recognise the importance of a good ethical approach to consultancy where advice is independent and objective.

Who we have worked with

Airshed clients include Aberdeenshire Council, Agellus Hotels, Aldi, Asda, Biffa, Bombardier Aerospace, Cala Homes, Composite Energy, Cube Engineering, Environ, Glasgow University, Healthcare Environmental Services, Highland Council, Marks and Spencers, Oxford University, Scottish Coal, Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Scottish Water and Waitrose. For a full list of our clients click here.