Environmental permit

Some industrial and commercial activities have the potential to cause pollution. These activities are subject to statutory regulation through the Pollution Prevention and Control (England & Wales) Regulations 2000. 

This means any installations that are identified within the regulations must have a permit to operate. 

Installations were given three classifications under the regulations. The regulation of each category of installation has been separated as follows: 

  • Part A1 installations - Environment Agency
  • Part A2 installations - Local Authorities 
  • Part B installations - Local Authorities

Part A2 permits set out controls on emissions to air, land and water and they also cover other environmental matters such as waste and energy consumption. Part B permits primarily deal with emissions to air.

The Council holds a current Environmental Permitting Register.

Should you require a copy of this register, please contact our customer service (details here).

Find out if your business requires an environmental permit