Environmental permitting

Some industrial techniques have the potential to cause pollution. Since 1990 many of these processes have required an authorisation/permit from the Environment Agency or the local authority where the pollution caused is to air only.

The 'Pollution Prevention and Control Regulations 2000' requires any installations that are identified within the regulations must have a permit to operate. There were three types of installation classification under this Act:

  • Part A1 installations are regulated by the Environment Agency
  • Part A2 installations are regulated by local authorities
  • Part B installations are controlled by local authorities

We are responsible for permitting and inspecting all A2 and Part B installations within the district. Part B installations are those that have the potential to cause air pollution and include activities such as vehicle re-spraying, quarry processes and unloading of petrol. The permit for A2 installations controls emissions to air, land and water and other issues such as energy use and waste generation.

Any person operating an installation that requires a permit must submit an application, with a fee, to us. We will then issue a permit in accordance with government guidance. The operator of the prescribed installation must comply with the conditions of the permit and they will be subject to inspection to ensure this is the case.

Law

To view the latest information please visit - https://www.gov.uk/local-authority-environmental-permit or https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/defra-guidance-on-local-authority-pollution-control-lapc-regime.

Alternatively your can view the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010 on line at http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukdsi/2010/9780111491423/contents.  Please note there are various amendments to these regulations that you may also need to consider.

Application forms and online services

Below you will find all the application forms you need if you have an A2 or part B classification process and require a permit. The relevant form may be printed and posted back to us at the address below or completed electronically and emailed to info@selby.gov.uk

Please note the fee should be sent under separate cover and the form signed and dated and forwarded through a recognisable company email address.

A2 classification forms

Use one of these forms if you are applying for an application for a 'Part A2' installation to a Local Authority under the Pollution Prevention and Control (England and Wales) Regulations 2000 (as amended) "the PPC Regulations").

Online Annual Subsistence Charge Application Form

Application to Surrender a Permit - Use this form if you already have a permit and have ceased to operate, or intend to cease to operate your installation and wish to surrender the permit. You may apply to surrender the whole or part of your permit.

Application to Transfer a Permit - Use this form if you already have a permit and wish to transfer the permit in whole or in part to another person ('the proposed transferee'). You may apply to transfer the whole or part of your permit. Both the operator and the proposed transferee must jointly apply to have the permit transferred.

Application for a Variation of Permit Conditions - Use this form if you already have a permit and wish to vary your permit conditions or wish to make a change to your installation.

Part B classification forms

Use one of the forms below if you applying for a 'Part B' permit to a Local Authority under the Pollution Prevention and Control England and Wales Regulations 2000 (as amended) ("the PPC Regulations").

Application to Surrender a Permit - Use this form if you already have a Part B permit and have ceased to operate, or intend to cease to operate your installation and wish to surrender the permit. You may apply to surrender the whole or part of your permit.

Application to Transfer a Permit - Use this form if you already have a Part B permit and wish to transfer the permit in whole or in part to another person ('the proposed transferee'). You may apply to transfer the whole or part of your permit. Both the operator and the proposed transferee must jointly apply to have the permit transferred.

Application for a Variation of Permit Conditions - Use this form if you already have a Part B permit and wish to vary the permit conditions or wish to make a change to your installation.

Application for a Permit SED - Solvent Emissions Directive (SED): Use this form if you are sending an application for a 'Part B' permit to a Local Authority under the Pollution Prevention and Control England and Wales Regulations 2000 (as amended) ("the PPC Regulations") where the installation also falls under the Solvent Emissions Directive.

Application for a permit for Dry Cleaning Installation

Application for Petrol Vapour Recovery

Application to operate a blending, packing, loading, unloading and use of bulk cement installation

Application for a Timber Process - Reduced Fee

Application for Mobile Plant – Reduced fee

Application for a Quarry Installation

If you cannot find the application form that you require please contact 01757 705101.

Waste exemption operation registrations

Operators of equipment which either crushes, grinds or otherwise reduces the size of bricks, tiles or concrete Or heats metals and metal alloys for the purpose of removing grease, oil or any other non metallic component that is trivial within the meaning of paragraph 6(3) of Part 1 of Schedule 1 of the Environmental Permitting Regulations may apply for a T7 or T3 exemption registration using the following form:

Application for Registration of T3 and T7 Exempt Waste Operations

If you are unsure if your operation is deemed to be trivial or not please refer to the Defra guidance

Declaration of Reduced Operation

If you are currently running an installation under an Environmental Permit issued by Selby District Council and are operating at reduced levels or have stopped using the plant you can apply to have the plant mothballed by completing and returning this form.

If SDC agrees that the plant has been mothballed  if will mean that  you will not have a LAPPC or LA-IPPC permit for as long as this continues. You will still be charged an annual fee of 40% of the usual fee for the site.  Mothballing a plant allows for the permit not be revoked or surrendered and if you should wish to reopen the installation or the output increases there is no need to apply for another permit.  Under these circumstances you would need to inform Environmental health using the email address: info@selby.gov.uk

Fees and charges for 2017/18