Environmental permitting (pollution prevention and control)

Details of how to apply for a permit for activities that affect the environment and in particular emissions into the air.

Licence summary

If you carry out activities that can affect the environment, under Schedule 1 of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010 (as amended) and in particular affect emissions into the air you must hold a permit for your installation or mobile plant. Some larger industries also have to control pollution to land and water as well.   Some small waste operations may also need to apply for a waste exemption.

Permits and exemptions are obtained from your local authority. The Environment Agency regulate the larger processes.

Applications are made in writing, contain specific information about the activity and will be subject to a fee.

Businesses which require a permit have to hold one before commencing operations and have to comply with the conditions imposed on them.


Eligibility criteria

You will not be granted a permit if the local authority does not feel that you will ensure that the installation or plant will be operated in line with permit conditions.

Officers from the Environmental Protection Unit make regular inspections of permitted businesses and can require improvements to control measures where necessary.


Regulation summary

The eligibility criteria for this license are contained within the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010 (as amended).'


Application evaluation process

The non refundable charges  for 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2018 will remain unchanged from those of 1st April 2014 to 31st March 2015.  The charges related to permits are set by the Department for Food, the Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra) each year.

The local authority will take into account that all appropriate pollution prevention methods are taken, particularly through best available techniques and that no significant pollution is caused.

The local authority may be required to give notice of your application to any organisations as directed by guidance issued by Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), dependent upon the activity you will carry out.

If the local authority intend to attach an off-site condition to your permit they will provide notice to you, or the owner, lessee or occupier of the land if not you.

They must consider any representations made in relation to your application.


Will tacit consent apply?

No. The local authority is required to process your application within 120 days of the application being duly made. If the application is not determined within this timescale this can be taken as a deemed refusal.

Timescales for processing an application do not start until all the necessary information has been received in full.


How to apply

 Permits

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You can apply online

Apply online for an Environmental Permit

Alternatively, you can apply by completing:

Waste Exemptions

Most waste exemptions are registered by the Environment Agency and you should only use this form to register waste exemptionsT3 (treating waste metals or alloys by heating to remove grease etc) orT7 (treating waste bricks, tiles or concrete by crushing, grinding or size reduction) which are registered by us at the Local Authority where the activity will be carried out (or as your principal place of business in the case of waste mobile plant). You can register as many exemptions as you want on this form. You can register other locations for the same exemptions by attaching a sheet with the locations listed. If you want to register different exemptions at more than one location, you must make separate applications.

Waste Exemption Form


Failed application redress

In the first instance please contact:

The Principal Environmental Protection Officer
Environmental Protection
South Somerset District Council
Brympton Way
Yeovil
Somerset
BA20 2HT

Tel: 01935 462462

Contact us online

Any applicant who is refused a licence can appeal to the local Magistrates' court. The appeal must be bought within 6 month's of receiving written notice of the authority's decision.

The Magistrates Court
Petters Way
Yeovil
Somerset
BA20 1SW

Telephone: 01935 426281


Licence holder redress

In the first instance please contact:

The Principal Environmental Protection Officer
Environmental Protection
South Somerset District Council
Brympton Way
Yeovil
Somerset
BA20 2HT

Telephone: 01935 462462

Contact us online

Any licence holder who wishes to appeal against a condition attached to their licence can appeal to the local Magistrates' court. The appeal must be bought within 6 months of receiving written notification of the authority's decision.

The Magistrates Court
Petters Way
Yeovil
Somerset
BA20 1SW

Telephone: 01935 426281


Consumer complaint

We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Consumer Direct will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.

Other redress

If you have any other related complaints or concerns in the first instance please contact:

The Principal Environmental Protection Officer
Environmental Protection
South Somerset District Council
Brympton Way
Yeovil
Somerset
BA20 2HT

Telephone: 01935 462462

Contact us online


Trade Associations

None

Public Register

To see details of permits issued to industrial premises in South Somerset in relation to the Pollution, Prevention and Control Regulations please go to the Public Register.

Pollution Control Fees and Charges

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