Pollution Prevention and Control Permit
Under the Pollution Prevention and Control Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003 if you carry out activities that can affect the environment, under Schedule 1 of the Pollution Prevention and Control Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003, and in particular affect emissions into the air you must hold a Permit for your installation or mobile plant. If you run a business that uses organic solvents, you may also require a Permit from the District Council.
You must comply with any conditions attached to a Permit.
You will not be granted a Permit if the Council does not feel that you will ensure that the installation or plant will be operated in line with Permit conditions.
Fermanagh District Council will take into account that all appropriate pollution prevention methods are taken, particularly through best available techniques and that no significant pollution is caused.
Depending on the activity you will carry out Fermanagh District Council may be required to give notice of your application to other bodies the Department of the Environment specify.
If the Council intends 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.
The Council will consider any representations made in relation to an application.
A schedule of fees apply. You can check with the Council if you are not sure of the appropriate fee.
Will Tacit Consent Apply
Yes. Tacit authorisation will apply in respect of applications which have been fully complied with. Once an application has been duly made, the appropriate fee paid, all relevant documentation submitted and, if appropriate, public notice of the application given in the local press, the Council will consider the application and notify the applicant of their decision to approve or refuse the application within 6 months. However, after a period of 6 months if insufficient information has not been received the application may be deemed to be refused.
This link below will soon be available allowing you to apply online for a Local Authority Polluiton, Prevention and Control Permit.
Apply for a local air pollution control authorisation Part C
change a local air pollution control authorisation
What can I do if my application is refused
You can appeal against a decision to the Planning Appeals Commission. Appeals must be made in writing and given grounds for your appeal. The appeal time will vary dependent upon the type of appeal but for a failed application must be made within six months of the decision.
In the event of a complaint the first contact can be made with the District Council. Alternatively, in the Citizens advice bureau will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.
Fermanagh District Council maintains a Public Register containing information on PPC Permits issued. Information on Permits issued can be provided on request.
Under the Data Protection Act, Fermanagh District Council has a legal duty to protect any information we collect about you. It will not be disclosed to any third party unless law or regulation compel such disclosure or unless we have been specifically asked to do so in order to deliver a service which you have requested.
If you need to contact us in relation to an application, to check the appropriate fee, to request a copy of the public register, or for any other reason please:
Use our website: www.fermanagh.gov.uk/contactus/ and choose destination Environmental Health
E: [email protected]
T: 028 6632 1805 / 028 6632 5050
Fermanagh District Council
2 Town hall Street