Environmental permit part B

Application type

You must have an Environmental Permit if you operate a regulated installation in England or Wales.  Regulated installations are divided into three categories: Part A(1), Part A(2) and Part B.  Part A(2) and Part B installations are regulated by the local authority.  Part A(1) installations are regulated by the Environment Agency. Information on A(1) activities can be found on the Environment Agency website.  This page is for Part B installations.

Part B summary

Animal and vegetable processing sectors

  • vegetable matter drying processes
  • maggot breeding
  • sausage casings
  • fish meal processing
  • wet pet food manufacture
  • animal feed compound
  • mushroom substrate manufacture
  • tobacco processes.

Combustion and Incineration

  • Boilers and Furnaces, 20-50 MW Net Rated Thermal Input
  • Gas Turbines, 20-50 MW Net Thermal Input
  • Waste Oil and Recovered Oil Burners less than 0.4MW
  • Waste Oil or Recovered Oil Burners, 0.4-3 MW Net Rated Thermal Input
  • Compression Ignition Engines, 20-50 MW Net Rated Thermal Input
  • Combustion of Fuel Manufactured from / comprised of Solid Waste
  • Crematoria
  • Animal Carcase Incineration

Minerals sector

  • Blending, Packing, Loading, Unloading and Use of Bulk Cement
  • Manufacture of Heavy Clay Goods and Refractory Goods
  • Lead Glass, Glass Frit and Enamel Frit Manufacturing Processes
  • Coal, Coke, Coal Product and Petroleum Coke
  • Polishing or Etching Glass or Glass Products using Hydrofluoric Acid
  • Exfoliation of Vermiculite and Expansion of Perlite
  • Quarry Processes
  • Crushing and Screening of concrete and brick
  • Plaster Processes
  • Asbestos Processes
  • Lime Processes
  • Mineral Drying and Cooling
  • China and Ball Clay Processes including the Spray Drying of Ceramics
  • Manufacture of Timber and Wood-Based Products
  • Di-isocyanate processes

Metals sector

  • Furnaces for the Extraction of Non-Ferrous Metal from Scrap
  • Hot Dip Galvanizing Processes
  • Electrical, Crucible and Reverberatory Furnaces
  • Iron, Steel and Non-Ferrous Metal Foundry Processes
  • Hot and Cold Blast Cupolas, and Rotary Furnaces
  • Processes Melting and Producing Aluminium and its Alloys
  • Processes Melting and Producing Magnesium and its Alloys
  • Zinc and Zinc Alloy Processes
  • Copper and Copper Alloy Processes
  • Metal Decontamination Processes
  • Surface Treatment of Metal Processes
  • Metal and other Thermal Spraying Processes

Organic chemicals sector

  • Fibre re-enforced plastics

Petroleum, gas odorising and powder coating sector

  • Storage, Unloading and Loading Petrol at Terminals
  • Unloading of Petrol into Storage at Petrol Stations
  • Odorising Natural Gas and liquified Petroleum Gas
  • Manufacture of Coating Powder
  • Powder Coating including Sherardizing and Vitreous Enamelling Dry
  • Bitumen and Tar Processes
  • Roadstone Coating Processes

Solvents sector

  • Chemical treatment of timber and wood-based products
  • Printing and coating of metal packaging
  • Textile and fabric coating and finishing
  • Coil coating
  • Film coating
  • Coating in drum manufacturing and reconditioning
  • Printing
  • Printing of flexible packaging
  • Paper Coating
  • Paint application in vehicle manufacturing
  • Leather finishing
  • Coating of metal and plastic
  • Vegetable oil extraction and fat and oil refining
  • Rubber
  • Adhesive coating including footwear manufacturing
  • Wood coating
  • Original Coating of Road Vehicles and Trailers
  • Respraying of Road Vehicles
  • Coating and recoating of aircraft and aircraft components
  • Coating and recoating of rail vehicles
  • Formulation and finishing of pharmaceutical products
  • Manufacture of coating materials
  • Surface cleaning using solvents
  • Dry Cleaners

For further information on these activities please refer to Defra’s Process Guidance Notes.  Applications must be made on the form provided by the regulator or online and must include specified information which will vary depending on the operation.  An application fee will be applicable and dependent on the operation.  Fees are set by Defra and change annually. To access a current list of application fees please visit the Defra website.

Eligibility criteria

Applicants should give all the information a local authority needs to make a determination.  If an applicant fails to do this, the authority may have to request additional information, delaying the determination.  It may also mean that the application is not duly made in accordance with paragraph 2 of Schedule 5 to the EP Regulations.  This means that it cannot be accepted as valid.  The determination period within which the application should be decided does not begin until the application has been duly made.

Regulation summary

If you are granted a permit to operate a Part B installation you will be required to comply with the permit conditions set out by Barnet Council. The council will pay regard to the protection of the environment taken as a whole by preventing or, where that is not practicable, reducing emissions into the air, water and land when creating your permit conditions.  The applicant has the right to appeal to the Secretary of State/Welsh Ministers if an authority refuses a permit or if the applicant is dissatisfied with the conditions imposed.  Permits are granted under The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2012.

Application evaluation process

Barnet council will aim to complete the assessment of whether an application is duly made within 10 working days. The applicant will be informed by the local authority whether their application has been duly made.  If your application has been duly made, your application will be processed within 4 months of its submission (3 months if the application is for Dry Cleaning or Waste Oil Burner).

How to apply

  • apply online for a permit following the instructions opposite
  • download an application form and send it to us with the relevant fee.

Failed application and licence holder redress

Please contact us in the first instance.  The applicant has the right to appeal to the Secretary of State/Welsh Ministers if an authority refuses a permit or if the applicant is dissatisfied with the conditions imposed.  An appeal for refusal to grant a permit must be received by the Planning Inspectorate within six months of the date of the decision or deemed decision which is the subject matter of the appeal.  Appeals should be despatched on the day they are dated, and addressed to:

The Planning Inspectorate
Environment Team, Major & Specialist Casework
Room 4/04 Kite Wing
Temple Quay House
2 The Square
Temple Quay
Bristol BS1 6PN

Tel: 0117 372 8726
Fax: 0117 372 8139

For further details on the appeal process, please refer to the Defra General Guidance Manual on Policy and Procedures (external link) for A(2) and B Installations.


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