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Pollution consultation advice


We are often asked by consultants and developers to:

  • review and approve a scope of works document
  • make comments on a completed report or assessment

This is before submission of the document to the client or planning department.

Our Environmental Protection team can make comments on a scope of works, report or assessment. This may include advice about further works needed and extra codes of practice, British Standards or policy documents etc. to be referenced.

Please note, our Environmental Protection team cannot write or specify a scope of works for you.

We now charge for this consultation advice service. The fee is £55 per hour (inclusive of VAT), with a minimum charge of one hour, payable in advance.

How to apply

You can apply for consultation advice in the following ways:

Before you start

You will need to provide:

  • location of the land or site, including a map of the site boundary
  • information relating to the proposed scope of works, or a copy of the report or assessment to upload
  • any additional questions

How to pay

You can make your fee payment online.

Before you start

You will need:

  • a credit or debit card
  • your reference, business name and address

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Next steps

Once you have made your request, we will provide you with a written response by email.

Should the consultation advice response take more than one hour, we will contact you for payment of the extra fee. You will need to pay the extra fee before we send the response.

The comments or advice you receive will be the same as the officer would give if reviewing the planning application. This represents their professional opinion based upon the information you provide.

The consultant or developer is at liberty to take on board the advice or comments provided or continue with their application or submission to the planning authority.