An environmental permit is a document prepared by a regulator, either the council or the Environment Agency. It has conditions which you must follow to prevent your business from harming the environment or human health.
The role of the local authority
We have a legal responsibility to regulate environmental permitting and keep a register of all industrial installations or premises in the local area which could potentially cause pollution.
Part A installation permit
Covers industries that are considered to be the most polluting. Industries such as large scale power stations, chemical works and pharmaceutical production fall under this category. Regulated by the Environment Agency.
You can apply for a Part A1 permit through the gov.uk website.
Part A2 installation permit
The council regulates this environmental permitting regime, also known and referred to as Local Authority Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (LA-IPPC). These installations are regulated for emissions to air, water (including discharges to sewer) and land, plus a range of other environmental considerations. Operators of galvanizers or large scale pottery, for example.
Part B installation permit
The council regulates this environmental permitting regime, also known and referred to as Local Air Pollution Prevention and Control (LAPPC). These installations are only regulated for emissions to air such as dry cleaning, glassworks, vehicle refinishers and paint spraying operators, crematoria, furniture manufacturers, cement batching plants, and petrol stations and the uploading of petrol.