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Noise emissions monitoring services

Rudge Hill Farm - Photovoltaic Solar Energy Generation System for Renewable Energy

Noise emissions generated by the operation of a photovoltaic solar farm were investigated as part of a noise complaint investigation. The solar farm has a generation capacity of approximately 1 megawatt (MW) that provides power to approximately 250 dwellings, reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 420,000 kg per annum. An attended noise survey was undertaken on and in the vicinity of the solar farm, which included narrowband Fast Fourier Transform noise measurements in proximity to the solar farm’s inverters and HV transformer plant and the measurement of narrowband frequency and broadband A-weighted L max , L eq,T and L 90,T noise...

Air quality assessment services

Northolt Road - Air Quality Assessment

Southdowns was commissioned to provide an air quality assessment to accompany the planning application for a residential development alongside the A312. The assessment of the potential impacts of introduction of new residential receptors to an area of poor air quality necessitated a dispersion model of the proposed development and the road network in the area. With the location of the development adjacent to the a busy road in an Air Quality Management Area it could introduce new receptors to NO2 concentrations above the annual mean and hourly mean limit values. An emissions projection risk assessment was also conducted to model...

Nitrogen deposition monitoring

Honey Farm - Air Pollution & Nitrogen Deposition

Southdowns was commissioned by Pelham Holdings to establish the Critical Level NOx concentrations and Critical Load for nitrogen deposition in relation to the Wealden Core Strategy Housing Allocations, those in the Trend Based Requirements and those for Regional Spatial Strategy and establish if there would be any adverse impact on European Sites from housing allocations at Honey Farm. A review the Habitats Regulations Assessment for the Wealden Core Strategy and the Appropriate Assessment for Pevensey Levels RAMSAR site and subsequent and consideration of the assessment methods and findings of the reports with regards to the Critical Level and Critical Load...