Expert Witness Services

Expert Witness Services

Air Quality Consultants Ltd staff have over 40 years experience of presenting expert evidence at Public Inquiries. Expert evidence has been provided on air quality issues on behalf of both developers and objectors.

AQC provides expert witness services, either in isolation or as part of a larger assessment. Expert witness services have been provided in relation to ambient air quality, dust and odour impacts of industrial sources, road schemes, airports, commercial and residential developments.

Examples of projects in which expert evidence has been provided include:

  • The Norwich Northern Distributor Route and Postwick junction, on behalf of Norfolk County Council.
  • Sand and gravel quarry extension. Addressed dust impacts on an observatory, on behalf of the University of Hertfordshire.
  • Residential development in SW England, on behalf of the developer.  Focus was on the impacts of odours from agricultural slurry.
  • Thames Gateway Bridge in east London, on behalf of Transport for London.
  • Interim Passenger Facility at Coventry Airport, on behalf of the Airport.
  • Stansted Airport expansion to 35 mppa, on behalf of the local authority opposing the expansion.
  • Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield, on behalf of Peel Airports.
  • Heathrow Terminal 5, on behalf of the local authorities opposing the development.
  • Mixed-use development at Peruvian Wharf in east London, on behalf of the Greater London Authority opposing the development. Focus was on odour impacts associated with the adjoining industrial operations.
  • Upgrading of West Coast Mainline railway, on behalf of Railtrack. Evidence presented to four separate Public Inquiries.
  • Thameslink 2000 development, on behalf of Guys & St Thomas’s Hospital and the Kings College Campus who were opposing the development. Focus was on issues related to dust emissions from construction, and the potential impacts of Aspergillus.
  • Dibden port development at Southampton Docks, on behalf of Associated British Ports.
  • Long Moor opencast coal development in Leicestershire, on behalf of the Mineral Planning Authority who were opposing the development.

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