Environmental Permitting (Industrial Pollution Control)
New Permit Applications
Permitted or Prescribed activities are those carried out at commercial or industrial installations that have a potential to cause polluting emissions. The Pollution Prevention and Control Act 1999 requires that processes identified in this Act, or by the Regulations made under this Act, must have a permit to operate.
For more information please visit the DEFRA website.
DEFRA website also holds details of charges for this service.
New Environmental Permit Applications for Consultation
Types of Premises:
LAPPC - Local Authority Pollution Prevention and Control which covers smaller activities known as Part B installations which are regulated by us, eg; Waste Oil Burners, Concrete Batchers.
LA-IPPC - Local Authority Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control which covers larger activities known as A2 installations which are regulated by Local Authorities.
IPPC - Integrated Pollution Prevention Control which covers the largest activities known as A1 installations which are regulated by the Environment Agency, eg; Power Stations.
The smaller activities regulated under Local Authority Pollution Prevention and Control (Part B installations) are those whose air emissions have been regulated by local authorities under the The Pollution Prevention and Control Act 1999 and do not come under the scope of the IPPC directive. These will remain subject to airborne emissions regulation only.
These permits are issued in consultation with Natural England, the Primary Care Trust and Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
The larger activities regulated under Local Authority Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (Part A2 installations) applies an integrated environmental approach to the regulation of emissions. This involves determining the appropriate controls for industries to protect the environment through a single permitting process. This involves the emissions to air, water (including discharge to sewer) land, and a range of other activities all with a potential environmental impact, being considered together.
These permits are issued in consultation with Natural England, the Primary Care Trust and Health and Safety Executive, the Environment Agency and Anglian Water.
These are issued by the Environment Agency but we do hold a Public Register of permitted installations.
The Environment Agency publish a summary of their permitting decisions each month on their website.