Redmore Environmental was commissioned to undertake a Kitchen Odour Assessment in support of a restaurant at the former BBC Television Centre (TVC) Pavilion building, White City, London. The proposals included the redevelopment of the existing TVC Pavilion building to include an external forecourt at ground level and a restaurant at first floor, to serve a selection of meals including salads, flatbreads, burgers, fish and desserts.
Hammersmith and Fulham Kitchen Odour Assessment
The proposed cooking activities had the potential to cause odour impacts in the vicinity of the site. Although planning consent for the scheme had been granted, the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham raised concerns regarding the odour abatement equipment and extraction system to be installed at the restaurant. A condition was subsequently attached to the planning application in order to obtain this information.
A Kitchen Odour Assessment was undertaken in order to address the relevant condition. This involved a risk assessment completed in accordance with Appendix 4G ‘Smell, Fumes and Steam from Commercial and Industrial Premises‘ of the Hammersmith and Fulham Planning Guidance Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) and the EMAQ+ for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) document ‘Control of Odour and Noise from Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Systems‘. The analysis considered the size and nature of the releases, the flue arrangements and the proximity of the site to local residents.
The results of the assessment indicated that, based on Appendix 4G of the Hammersmith and Fulham Planning Guidance SPD, the odour risk was determined as high. The development therefore required mitigation suitable for this level of odour risk. A relevant odour control system was subsequently incorporated into the scheme which was consistent with the EMAQ+ and DEFRA guidance suitable for a development of this nature. The Planning Condition for the development was subsequently discharged.
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