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About DustScan

DustScanAQ is the new trading name for DustScan Ltd; we have recently rebranded to reflect our growing air quality consultancy expertise and involvement in air quality matters. DustScan Ltd was established in 2004 as a spin-off company from Leeds University. The firm is based in Oxfordshire, UK.

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)

For larger projects, an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) may be required to ensure that the likely effects of a new development on the environment are not significant and all aspects of the environmental impact are taken into account before the development is allowed to proceed. For projects that require an EIA DustScan has in house expertise to assist with EIA co-ordination. The firm can act as a lead Environmental Impact Consultant or form part of a project-specific multidisciplinary EIA team from various environmental professionals.

The EIA process initially involves a discussion with the statutory consultees for each section of an EIA and following relevant scoping opinion, expert technical sections and non-technical summaries are prepared.

DustScan’s approach to Environmental Impact Assessment typically involves:-

  • Advice on initial project design from the EIA team
  • Carrying out an EIA screening assessment with the statutory consultees to scope the need for an EIA under the EIA regulations
  • If the need for an EIA is confirmed, scoping assessment are prepared in the context of scoping opinions from the statutory consultees
  • Impact assessments for each individual technical section are carried out, including appropriate impact descriptors and details of residual impact following any necessary mitigation
  • Detailing any monitoring plan and/or management plan required
  • Compiling technical and non-technical reports and summaries along with all drawings etc. for the assessment

Gordon Allison

Gordon Allison
(BSc, MSc, CEnv, MIAQM, MIEnvSc)
Principal Consultant

Discuss your requirements with our Principal Consultant

If you would like to discuss any of your EIA needs with our Principal Consultant we can organise an initial call to understand your exact requirements. Please call us on +44 (0)1608 810110 or email Gordon using the email button below.


DustScanAQ would be pleased to hear from you if you would like to discuss your requirements and how we can help you with your project, please contact us on 01608 810110 or email


DustScanAQ provide low cost dust monitoring solutions. We supply directional and depositional sticky pad dust gauges, gravimetric filter-reference PM10 and PM2.5 samplers and also specify and install real-time air quality and meteorological monitoring equipment. Our dust monitoring equipment has many applications; from compliance requirements to detailed assessments of particulate movements arising from industrial, commercial, construction or other activities. Dust monitoring also provides us with samples used for forensic analysis of potential and actual contamination.