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Ventilation and extraction statement

Policy driverNational Planning Policy Framework|External link Section 11 Paragraph 109
Replacement Unitary Development Plan – Policies S13 and S15
Type of applicationDevelopments (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 requiredAs required
What information is requiredSee 'Further Information'
Where to look for further assistanceIf 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.

Further information

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).


For eating establishments further guidance can be found in Guidance on the Control of odours and noise from commercial kitchen exhaust|External link

Last Updated: 14/09/2016