Pollution prevention and control
By law we must regulate certain types of industry and other activities such as dry cleaners. This is to reduce any pollution they may cause and, in particular, to help improve air quality.
Businesses which operate these installations must obtain a permit.
When we issue a permit, we must set down in writing how the pollution is to be minimised or prevented. For many installations (known as Part B), we will only deal with air pollution. For some (known as A2), we must look at many environmental impacts.
Much of the information about permits must be put on a public register. The public must be consulted in various circumstances when a permit is applied for.