Industrial Pollution Control
The Council has the responsibility for regulating certain industrial activities under the Environmental Permitting Regulations 2016 . These regulations specify the types of operation which must apply for a permit. Most permits are "Part B" permits and only regulate emissions to air. But some permits are "A2" and regulate water pollution, land contamination, energy usage and accident prevention, although this tends only to be for a few of the larger industrial sites.
Natural Resources Wales ( NRW) regulates the larger or more complex industries, which are known as "A1" installations. .
- Do I need a permit?
- How do I apply for a permit?
- What conditions will be in the permit?
- How long does the permit last?
- What other information is available?
- Who can I contact for further information?
- Is there register of permit holders?
Do I need a permit?
If your process is prescribed within the Environmental Permitting Regulations 2016 then you will need to apply for a permit. If your process is a "Part B" or "A2" then you must apply to this Council. If it is an "A1" activity then you must apply to NRW.
How do I apply for a permit?
It is recommended to contact us before applying for a permit as we will be able to guide you in what can be a complicated procedure.
Standard application forms can be downloaded below and posted to us:
Part B Forms
Permit application for most activities (DOC 159 KB)
mTitle: Permit application for most activities
mSize: 159 KB
Permit application for vehicle resprayers (DOC 156 KB)
mTitle: Permit application for vehicle resprayers
mSize: 156 KB
Permit application for petrol stations (DOC 127 KB)
mTitle: Permit application for petrol stations
mSize: 127 KB
Permit application dry cleaners (DOC 125 KB)
mTitle: Permit application dry cleaners
mSize: 125 KB
Permit Variation (DOC 157 KB)
mTitle: Permit Variation
mSize: 157 KB
Permit transfer (DOC 154 KB)
mTitle: Permit transfer
mSize: 154 KB
Permit surrender (DOC 59 KB)
mTitle: Permit surrender
mSize: 59 KB
If your application is accepted it will be placed on a public register.
The application may involve one or more stages of public consultation and we aim to make a decision on the application in 3 to 4 months depending on the type of application.
If your application is refused or you disagree with the permit conditions, then you have a right of appeal to the Welsh Government.
What conditions will be in the permit?
The permit conditions will be drafted based upon government guidance contained in "Process Guidance Notes" and having regard to the specific circumstances of your activity. In most cases draft permits will be provided to operators for comment as part of the application process. But petrol stations and other small activities with simple "standard" permits are frequently not consulted in this way.
How long does the permit last?
Once your permit has been issued, it will continue to be in force until surrendered by the operator or revoked by the Council. There are several reasons why a council might revoke a permit. These include: non payment of annual subsistence fees; the holder of the permit is no longer the operator of the activity; the activity has not been operated for a long time etc. A permit may be subject to a suspension notice if there is an imminent risk of serious pollution to the environment.
What other information is available?
There are a number of useful online resources available on the Defra website.
- Part B "Process Guidance Notes"
- Part A2 "Sector Guidance Notes"
- General Guidance Manual for Environmental Permitting.
Who can I contact for further information?
Please contact a member of our Environmental Health Section if you require further information.
Tel: (01639) 686595
Is there register of permit holders?
A list of permit holders, sites and a summary of what can be found on the public register can be found below.