The Charging Scheme for Pollution Prevention and Control Premises has been laid down in the Charging Scheme Legislation 2013.
You must be a fit and proper person to carry out the activity your application relates to.
Application Evaluation Process
If you want to operate any of the businesses listed, you must apply for a permit at least six months before you want to open your premises. Before you apply you should read the PPC Process Guidance Note relevant to your business and the council’s guide for PPC Permit applications.
The fee to apply for a permit varies depending on the business you have or intend to operate.
The Council will take into account that all appropriate pollution prevention methods are taken, particularly through best available techniques and that no significant pollution is caused.
The Council may be required to give notice of your application to the petroleum licensing authority, dependent upon the activity you will carry out. They may also be required to give notice of the application to any other bodies the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) require. If they intend to attach an off-site condition to your permit they will provide notice to you, or the owner, lessee or occupier of the land if not you. They must consider any representations made in relation to your application.
Once you have applied
On receipt of the application it will be reviewed. If all required information has been supplied we will advise within 14 days you that the application has been ‘duly made’.
Full details of the application (except for information that is commercially confidential or would prejudice national security) will be made public to allow for comment or objection before any permit is granted. A copy of the application and associated documentation will be placed on the Public Register and you will be required to advertise your application in the local media (except for reduced-fee activities).
We liaise with other statutory bodies, such as the Southern Health and Social Care Trust, so they can review and comment on the application. We can also request more information, both formally and informally, from businesses through an information notice.
A visit will be organised to discuss your application and inspect your installation or equipment. We will then either grant or refuse your application within six months of the application being duly made
Once approved, the permit will be drawn up and will specify conditions which will set emission limit values, operational controls and help minimise and prevent pollution, based on the best available techniques (BAT).
You will also be required to pay a subsistence fee each year for holding a permit.