Under the environmental permitting (England and Wales) regulations, local authorities must regulate certain types of factory and other activities such as dry cleaners to reduce any pollution they may cause and, in particular, to help improve air quality. Businesses which operate these premises must have a permit.
There are different categories of permit in England and Wales:
Examples of activities that are regulated under Part A include:
Examples of activities that are regulated under Part B include:
The council is required to consult the public on new applications for environmental permits and on any applications involving a substantial change to existing environmental permits.
Detailed information regarding environmental permitting can be found on the following websites:
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