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Local Air Pollution Prevention and Control - Part B processes permit


Part B processes permits are issued by us to regulate business activities which may cause air pollution.

The permit your business requires depends on the specific processes involved and the type of emissions released.

Please note: To find out about permits relating to other types of pollution impacts please see GOV.UK - Defra guidance on Local Authority Pollution Control (LAPC) regime.

Which processes require a Part B processes permit?

Activities include:

  • dry cleaners
  • petrol stations
  • vehicle respraying

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.

Permit application process

Before you start your application we recommend that you contact us to discuss if an application is required and what it should contain.

Please note: we may inform the public of the application and must consider any representations.

Who can apply?

The application must be from the operator of the regulated facility and we must be satisfied that they operate the facility in accordance with the environmental permit.

How to apply

To find out how much the permit is and how to apply please contact via email at or by phone on 01772 906907. We will then send you the appropriate form for you to complete.

Once you have completed your form return with an enclosed cheque (payable to Preston City Council) to:

Environmental Health Department
Preston City Council
Town Hall
Lancaster Road

What should I include?

For a list of documents you may need to include in your application see GOV.UK - Defra guidance on Local Authority Pollution Control (LAPC) regime. You will also need to read the EP Regulations and relevant Process Guidance notes.

Related legislation can be found on GOV.UK - legislation.

Please note: each time a request for a document is made, you will need to record a document reference number in the space provided.

Please mark the document(s) clearly with this reference number and the application reference number, if you have been given one. If you do not have either of these, please use the name of the process.

Continuation sheets

Please use a continuation sheet if you need extra space for any questions. Please indicate clearly on the form that you have done so by stating a document reference number for that continuation sheet. Please also mark the continuation sheet itself clearly with the information referred to above.

Annual subsistence fee

Once your permit has been granted, you will need to pay an annual subsistence fee thereafter. A reminder letter will be sent out to you annually detailing how to make payment.

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