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PO Box 667

Tunbridge Wells



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Michael Bull and Associates Ltd                     Odour Consultants

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Dr Michael Bull is the Director of MBAL and is one of the UK's leading odour consultants with over 36 years experience in air quality and odour issues.


He was the chairman of the working group that produced the Institute of Air Quality Management's Guidance on Odours and Planning in 2014 and updated in 2018. He consequently has an excellent knowledge of the odour issues that can arise when making a planning application.


His experience in odours covers intensive agriculture including chickens, horses, pigs, cattle and ducks, wastewater treatment, waste disposal, food processing, chemical works and numerous commercial kitchen and restaurant applications.


He has assisted many clients at public inquiries, in court and at planning committees. He has given expert evidence on over 70 occasions in court, public inquiries, DCO hearings, in Parliamentary committees and has worked with many of the UK's leading barristers.


Michael's work includes preparation of reports for planning applications, review of odour assessment reports, odour modelling, preparation of Odour Management Plans (OMPs), assistance with abatement notices, best practicable means (BPM), odour surveys and expert witness.


He is a contributing author to the book Designing with Smells  published by Routledge in October 2017.


An overview of his experience can be found on his CV which can be downloaded below. 


Why Use Me?


Many consultants can be knowledgeable about odour issues and are able to interpret the relevant guidance. However, they will not necessarily be familiar with the reasons why guidance suggests particular approaches, nor the research that underpins its recommendations.  


By choosing me you will have confidence that your project is in the hands of an expert who has:

  • been at the heart of the development of the industry guidance;
  • has been responsible for some of the recent research on odour;
  • was directly involved in some of the cases that have influenced the recommended approaches to odour assessment;
  • has vast experience built up over many years (and may already have tackled your issue before);
  • cost effective solutions - low overheads allows provision of industry leading advice at lower fee rates;
  • as an experienced air quality consultant understands that some odour control options can result in serious air quality issues;

Consequently Dr Bull has real authority in the field when defending his opinions.


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Michael Bull - Odour CV
Summary of my qualifications and experience
Michael Bull CV Odour 2022.pdf
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