We authorise prescribed Part B industrial processes in Eastbourne under the Environmental Permitting Regulations 2010, including activities such as dry cleaners.
Authorisation permits contain conditions to limit emissions, to reduce any pollution that these processes may cause and, in particular, to help improve air quality.
Register of Environmental Permits
You can view our online public register of Part B environmental permits issued in Eastbourne:
What are Authorised Processes?
Authorised or 'Prescribed' processes are those industrial technologies that have a potential to cause pollution. The Environmental Permitting Regulations require that processes identified by the regulations must have an Authorisation to operate.
There are currently two types of process classification - Part A and Part B.
Part B processes are those that have the potential to cause only air pollution and include activities such as vehicle re-spraying, furniture manufacture and unloading of petrol.
The legal framework for these processes is known as Pollution Prevention and Control (PPC) and has been incorporated into the Environmental Permitting Regulations (EPR).
Who Regulates the Processes?
Part A processes are regulated by the Environment Agency while Part B processes are controlled by local authorities.
We are responsible for authorising and inspecting all Part B processes within Eastbourne. Part B regulation is known as Local Air Pollution Prevention and Control (LAPPC).
How to Apply for a Permit
Any person operating a process that requires an authorisation can apply to us online through the Business Link in the South East website using the link from this page, or contact us using the form below.
We then issue an authorisation in accordance with government guidance, including consulting with relevant members of the public and other organisations. Any permits issued must include conditions which say how pollution is to be minimised.
The operator of the prescribed process must comply with the conditions of the authorisation and they will be subject to inspection to ensure this is the case. The operator must also pay an annual charge to cover the council's costs of checking the permit is complied with.
You can find out more about the duties of local authorities to control industrial air pollution on the DEFRA website.
You are at: www.eastbourne.gov.uk/partb