LAPPC requires the regulation of certain industrial and commercial processes at risk of causing air pollution only. These are known as Part B Processes.
Any business involved in these regulated processes will need a Part B processes permit to operate legally.
For a full list of activities that require a Part B Processes permit please visit GOV.UK - Defra guidance on Local Authority Pollution Control (LAPC) regime.
For information on how to apply, including prices and what to include, see Local Air Pollution Prevention and Control - Part B processes permit
LA-IPPC requires the regulation of processes at risk of causing a range of potential pollution including:
Control over LA-IPPC processes is shared between the Environment Agency dealing with complex or nationally sensitive industries called A1 processes and ourselves with A2 processes.
To find out what activities require an A1 or A2 Processes permit please visit GOV.UK - Defra guidance on Local Authority Pollution Control (LAPC) regime.
Once permits have been issued, we ensure that processes comply with the permit conditions, through a program of regular inspections.
Each permit contains a range of conditions which regulate:
Routine inspections are carried out and complaints are investigated to check for compliance. Enforcement action may be taken for failure to hold a permit or breaching the conditions we set. In severe cases this can lead to prosecution.