The Environmental Heath Service regulates and enforces provisions of the Pollution Prevention and Control (England and Wales) Act 1999, and the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 in relation to designated industrial installations throughout the district in order to improve the environment and people's health.
You must have an environmental permit if you operate a regulated facility in England or Wales.
A regulated facility includes:
Listed activities include:
There are three categories of installations
Part A permits control activities with a range of environmental impacts, including:
Part B permits control activities which cause emissions to air.
The permit your business requires depends on the specific processes involved and resulting emissions.
Permits are issued by the Environment Agency or your local authority (the regulator) depending upon the category your business falls within:
If you have any queries about permitted activities, please contact Bradford Council.
There are various fees and charges in relation to pollution prevention and control permits:
Applications must be made on the form provided by us or online and must include specified information which will vary depending on the operation.
If further information is required the applicant will be notified by us and they must provide this information or the application will be deemed to be withdrawn.
The application must be from the operator of the regulated facility.
For waste operations no licence will be granted unless any required planning permission had first been granted.
The application must be provided on the form provided by Bradford Council and must include the relevant fee.
Application should give all the information a local authority needs to make a determination (duly made). To that end pre-application discussions with the regulator are recommended.
Where an application does not contain all the required information the regulator will have to request additional information delaying determination.
Applications that are not duly made will normally be returned along with any fee.
We will normally determine the application within 4 months of receipt (3 months for dry cleaners and small waste oil burners).
We will pay regard to the protection of the environment taken as a whole by, in particular, preventing or, where that is not practicable, reducing emissions into the air water and land.
As the regulator we may inform the public of the application and must consider any representations.
The application must be from the operator of the regulated facility and the regulator must be satisfied that they must operate the facility in accordance with the environmental permit.
It is in the public interest that the authority must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from us within a reasonable period, please contact us.
No. It is in the public interest that the authority must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from Bradford Council within a reasonable period, please contact us. You can do this online if you applied through the UK Welcomes service or use the contact details on this page.
You will be notified in writing of any decisions relating to your application as soon as reasonably practicable.
Applications will normally be determined within 4 months of receipt.
The following information provides guidance on which form should be completed for application, transfer, variation and surrender of permits:
To download an application form, please use the links on this page.
Our role is to write a permit that contains a number of conditions to control the way the process operates and set emission standards or pollution levels. We inspect these processes routinely, and more often where we suspect problems may be happening. Breaching the conditions we set may lead to enforcement action and can lead to prosecution. We must also keep information about these processes on a Public Register
Please contact Bradford Council.
An applicant who is refused an environmental permit may appeal to the Secretary of State. Appeals must be lodged no later than six months from the date of the decision.
If an application to vary, transfer or surrender an environmental permit has been refused or if the applicant objects to conditions imposed on the environmental permit they may appeal to the Secretary of State.
Appeals must be lodged in relation to a regulator initiated variation, a suspension notice or an enforcement notice, not later than two months from the date of the variation or notice and in any other case not later than six months from the date of the decision.
Compensation maybe payable in relation to conditions affecting certain interests in land.
If you have a complaint or query regarding a permitted process please contact us.
Permits will normally be reviewed every four or five years with a view to upgrading them in line with technological developments. However, where new information becomes available about harmful effects of a pollutant or complaints about the process are received by the local authority, the permit may be reviewed earlier.
You should contact Bradford Council.