Name Tony Higgins
Job Title Senior Lecturer - Environmental Health
Faculty Faculty of Science and Engineering
School School of Architecture and Built Environment
Subject(s) Environmental Health
Tel 01902 322192



Tony Higgins is a part time lecturer and Director of Enviroconsult Limited specialising in environmental and acoustic consultancy services.  Tony has worked in local government regulation for over 20 years, principally in environmental protection, but also as an independent environmental consultant for the last 9 years. Tony worked as a regulator, and is familiar with evidence gathering, enforcement, and legal processes across a number of regulatory regimes. His technical expertise covers a broad range of environmental disciplines including, environmental permitting, waste, noise and nuisance investigation, environmental planning, health and safety, and licensing. Tony is a member of the Institute of Acoustics, and an elected member of the Measurement and Instrumentation technical group.

Tony's recent work involves considering planning applications for the redevelopment of Telford Town Centre, carrying out due diligence assessments for a tyre pyrolysis plant, regulation of major industrial processes such as large foundries and galvanising plants and wood treatment plant, and helping devise multi-agency response to noise problems from Ironbridge Power station.  Tony has organised BS4142:2014 training sessions for the Institute of Acoustics.  Additionally, Tony has provided expert witness advice for councils in both inquiry and court, and has sat on the review of national guidance for industrial pollution control of  solvents, metals, minerals and combustion industry sectors. Tony also attended the Industrial Pollution Control Local Authority Group and Industry Forum advising government on emerging industrial pollution control policy and implementation.

  • Risk assessment and incident management consultancy
  • Environmental Permitting consultancy
  • Environmental Impact Assessment consultancy
  • Acoustic Impact Assessment consultancy
  • Health and Safety consultancy
  • Planning and Licensing consultancy
  • Housing fitness assessment 

Noise impact

Control and use of organic solvents

Waste recovery

Chartered Institute of Environmental Health

Institute of Acoustics

Acoustics Bulletin, Tony Higgins, 2014 ‘Some thoughts on planning in the new era’, Pg.15 Vol 39 No.5 September/October 2014

Acoustics Bulletin, Tony Higgins, 2017, ‘Uncertain about uncertainty… a practical approach’. Pg.26 Vol 42 No.2 March/April 2017