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Industrial pollution control and permits

Under the provisions of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2007, the operators of certain processes have to apply for a permit before being allowed to legally operate within West Lancashire.

Sites are regulated by a two tier system. Larger industrial sites are controlled by the Environment Agency for emissions to air, water and land. This is done under a system called Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC). These processes are referred to as A1 processes. Examples of A1 processes include waste processors, oil refineries, chemical works and intensive farming.

All other sites are regulated by the Council. Larger companies are regulated for emissions to air, water and land under a system called Local Authority - Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (LA-IPPC). These processes are referred to as A2 processes. Examples of A2 processes include brickworks, foundries and smaller capacity incineration plants.

Smaller companies are regulated for emissions to air under Local Authority – Pollution Prevention and Control (LA-PPC). These processes are known as Part B processes and include processes such as dry cleaners, petrol stations and solvent processes.

Applications for consultation

Please use the link below for information on any applications currently under consultation:

Industrial pollution control and permit links