Some industrial processes have the potential to cause pollution and these processes must have a permit to operate.
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.
Examples of Part B processes include vehicle re-spraying, dry cleaning and the unloading (delivery) of petrol.
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
Any person operating a Part B process that requires a permit must submit an application to the Council together with the appropriate fee.
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.