Ventilation and extraction statement
|Policy driver||National Planning Policy Framework| Section 11 Paragraph 109|
Replacement Unitary Development Plan – Policies S13 and S15
|Type of application||Developments (especially those within Use Classes A3, A4, A5) and mixed use developments where extraction equipment for the sale / preparation of cooked food or air extraction system is to be installed. (This does not include air conditioning equipment)|
|Geographic locations where this information is required||As required|
|What information is required||See 'Further Information'|
|Where to look for further assistance||If after reading the 'Further Information', you are still unsure about the information you should submit, please contact the Council’s Pollution Team on (01422) 392307 / 392373 / 392311.|
Details of the position and design of ventilation and extraction equipment, including odour abatement techniques and acoustic noise characteristics, will be required to accompany all applications for the use of premises for purposes within Use Classes A3 (i.e. Restaurants and cafes – use for the sale of food and drink for consumption on the premises), A4 (i.e. Drinking establishments – use as a public house, wine-bar or other drinking establishment), A5 (i.e. Hot food takeaways – use for the sale of hot food for consumption off the premises), B1 (general business) and B2 (general industrial).
- This information (excluding odour abatement techniques unless specifically required) will also be required for retail, business, industrial, leisure or other similar developments where ventilation or extraction equipment is proposed to be installed.
- For all applications for the installation of air extraction system equipment details of the position and design of the equipment, including acoustic noise characteristics and external ductwork will be required
For eating establishments further guidance can be found in Guidance on the Control of odours and noise from commercial kitchen exhaust|