TELEVISION RECEPTION IMPACT SURVEY
Environmental impact assessment (EIA)
We undertake cost-effective television reception and interference investigations in support of planning applications for property and wind farm developers, planners, and architects. Our experienced professional engineers work closely with planning and design teams to tailor our investigations to suit the particular requirements of each project.
Large property developments, i.e. buildings, structures, urban campuses, and wind farms require a number of specialist environmental studies to discharge planning conditions. Expert consultants are required to investigate and report on a wide range of subjects, including the impact of the proposed development on radio and television reception.
An investigation into the impact of radio and television reception usually takes the form of a desk study based on the known location of radio and television broadcast transmitters and the way broadcast transmission signals to receiving equipment would be impacted on by the proposed development. Radio and television signal transmission principles are used to identify how the proposed development is likely to impact on the reception of broadcast radio and television transmissions received in the vicinity of the development. Impacts both during and after construction are identified. Practical ways of mitigating these impacts are proposed and all residual and cumulative impacts are identified to assist the planning authorities in investigating the responsibilities of the developer and to help the developer in planning for resourcing any future financial liabilities resulting from any adverse impacts.
A typical report would contain an introductory technical background to the study, i.e. radio and television transmission principles and the general impact of large buildings and structures on radio and television reception, the baseline for the study in terms of broadcast radio and television reception in the vicinity of the proposed development, a detailed analysis of impacts on reception based on principles of radio and television transmission, detailed maps drawn using 3D computer-aided design methods to identify possible areas of interference, suitable measures to mitigate adverse impacts, the analysis of cumulative impacts due to other large structures in the vicinity, residual impacts after mitigation measures have been applied, and a summary of key conclusions resulting.