The person who will operate an installation (or an authorised person on behalf of a company) should complete the relevant application form and submit it, with the correct fee, to the Council.
You can apply and pay online for the permits listed here via GOV.UK. Payment can be made by debit or credit card.
Part A (2) installations and small waste incineration plant - applying using paper forms
Use the forms below if:
- you want to apply for a Part A (2) environmental permit and do not wish to use the online application above; or
- if you want to apply to vary, transfer or surrender an A (2) permit; or
- your intention is to burn nonhazardous waste (between 50kg per hour and 3 tonnes per hour) or hazardous waste (less than ten tonnes per day). You will need to use the small waste incineration plant form.
It is essential to speak to the Council before submitting applications on these forms. If you are not sure which waste incineration permit you need to apply for, visit the Government's waste incineration permitting guidance . You should provide two copies of the application form and any supporting information.
- Part A2: Application for a permit [PDF 169KB]
- Part A2: Application for a variation of permit conditions [PDF 142KB]
- Part A2: Application to transfer a permit [PDF 119KB]
- Part A2: Application to surrender a permit [PDF 114KB]
- Application for small waste incineration plant [PDF 186KB]
- Application for a variation of permit conditions for a small waste incineration plant [PDF 141KB]
Part B installations - applying using paper forms
Use the forms below if:
- you want to apply for a Part B environmental permit and do not wish to use the online application above; or
- if you wish to apply to vary, transfer or surrender a part B permit.
It is essential to speak to the Council before submitting applications on these forms. From April 2016 Part B permits for small waste oil burners will no longer be issued. If you are considering applying for a permit to burn waste oil you should speak to the Council first.
- Application permit for a dry cleaners [PDF 156KB]
- Application for a permit to operate petrol filling station [PDF 107KB]
- Application to vary permit to include stage II controls [PDF 105KB]
- Application form for mobile crushing and screening [PDF 363KB]
- Application form for bulk cement processes [PDF 282KB]
- Part B Application form [PDF 152KB]
- Part B Surrender form [PDF 112KB]
- Part B Full surrender form [PDF 72KB]
- Part B Transfer form [PDF 170KB]
- Transfer dry cleaning permit [PDF 183KB]
- Transfer vapour recovery installation [PDF 184KB]
- Part B variation form [PDF 134KB]
Local Authority Pollution Prevention Control (LAPPC) charges, updated April 2016
- Subsistence charges can be paid in four equal quarterly instalments paid on 1st April, 1st July, 1st October and 1st January. Where paid quarterly the total amount payable to the Local Authority will be increased by £36.
- Part 1 reduced fee activities are: petrol filling stations, vehicle refinishers (such as body repair shops) and dry cleaners.
- Part 2 reduced fee activities include the manufacture of heavy clay goods, roadstone coating, china clay processes, crushing and screening of brick, tiles and concrete and the manufacture of timber based products.
- Part 3 reduced fee activities include most bulk cement activities, coal and coke activities, some quarry processes and other mineral activities.
- Part 4 reduced fee activities include powder coating, maggot breeding, animal feed compounding and other animal material processes, bitumen activities and polymerisation processes.
- For a fuller explanation of the new categories of activity, contact licensing enquiries.
- An additional fee of £50 may be charged in the event that the subsistence fee is not paid within 8 weeks of the invoice date.
An environmental permit is a legal document containing conditions that are intended to prevent or minimise pollution from an industrial or commercial activity. The activities that need an environmental permit are listed in the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010 (as amended). A permit may be issued by the Council or by the Environment Agency.
Environmental permits fall into several types:
- Part A (1) permits for large or complex industrial installations and most waste activities.
- Part A (2) permits for intermediate installations.
- Part B permits for relatively simple installations.
- Permits issued under Schedules to the Regulations.
To find our more, visit the DEFRA website: Pollution prevention and control: guidance, regulation and directives .
Exemptions from the need to obtain an environmental permit
In exceptional circumstances, the Council can decide that a particular installation is 'trivial', being so unlikely to cause pollution that it does not need a permit. The Council periodically reviews installations of this kind to make sure the process remains unlikely to cause pollution.
Certain activities involving waste need an exemption registered with one of the regulators. While most exemptions must be registered with the Environment Agency two specific exemptions must be registered with the Council. These are exemptions for decontaminating metals using heat (a T3 exemption) and micro-scale crushing of bricks, tiles and concrete (a T7 exemption).
To register one of these exemptions please complete and return the appropriate form.