There are currently 3 types of processes:
- Part A1 processes, which have the potential to cause pollution and are regulated by the Environment Agency
- Part A2 processes, which have the potential to cause pollution and are regulated by local authorities
- Part B processes, which have the potential to cause only air pollution and are inspected and regulated by local authorities.
The Council is responsible for authorising and inspecting all Part B processes within the borough. This regime is also referred to as Local Authority Pollution Prevention and Control (LAPPC).
Applying for a Part B permit
We will then issue a permit in accordance with government guidance. The operator of the process must comply with the conditions of a permit and they will be subject to inspection. A copy of the application form can be downloaded below. You are welcome to contact the Pollution Control Team for advice prior to completing the application form.
Surrendering a Part B permit
If the process that requires the permit is no longer going to be operational, the operator is requested to submit a form surrendering the permit.
Where there is a change to the process, a Variation Notice may need to be issued. Please contact the Pollution Control Team for advice.
If the process is remaining operational but there is a change to the operator, the current permit holder is required to submit the details on a Transfer form.