The Council is responsible for inspection and regulation of premises which have the potential to cause air pollution. These include activities such as vehicle re-spraying, dry cleaners and unloading of petrol at service stations.
In order to protect both the environment and local residents, emissions of pollutants from industrial sites are controlled through a system of permits and inspections under the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010. DEFRA is the controlling body and you can find more information on their booklet summarising environmental permitting DEFRA Environmental Permitting Booklet
There are three systems of permits. These are known as:
The following list summarizes the processes controlled by the local authority. This is a reduced list, for full details and copies of any process guidance notes or if you are not sure which process applies to you please contact us.
1/14 (06) - Unloading of petrol into storage at petrol stations
Once we receive your application form the Council will enter the details on its register. The register is open to inspection by the general public.
You will be contacted by a pollution control officer to arrange an inspection to ensure the installation is operating in accordance with the relevant process guidance note.
Advertisement should not be placed until at least 2 weeks have elapsed from the date the application is made (mobile installations, petrol filling stations and dry cleaners are exempt)
No. Registration will only be granted when the necessary inspection by an officer from the Local Authority has been carried out to ensure the installation is operating in accordance with the relevant process.
It an offence to give information which you know is false
If you prefer to apply by post or in person you should contact the Commercial Environmental Health Team to discuss your requirements and the appropriate form, which can then be downloaded and, once completed, delivered to the Council with your application fee.
Under the Environmental Permitting Regulations operators of industrial processes are charged an application fee for their permit. The scale of charges is set by DEFRA annually, after consultation with local authorities and stakeholders, and is designed to cover the regulatory and administrative costs to the regulator arising from each process.
Your application cannot be processed unless the application fee is correct and enclosed. Download the fees calculation guidance.
Credit card payments are subject to a handling fee. There is no handling fee for debit card payments
In the first instance please contact the Commercial Environmental Health Team.
Updated: 21 March 2014