Air pollution emissions from industrial processes can have an impact on local air quality. Westminster regulates small industrial processed for air pollution control under the Local Air Pollution Prevention and Control regime (LAPPC).
In Westminster, the following industrial activities require an environmental permit before operating the activity. It is illegal for a person or company to operate without a permit. The permit specifies conditions for minimizing and controlling emissions to air. The operator has a legal duty to abide by these conditions and failure to comply can lead to enforcement action. Compliance inspections are undertaken on a risk assessed basis to ensure the operator is complying with conditions.
|Industrial activity||Air pollution emissions||Regulations||Guidance Notes||Apply|
|Concrete and cement batching plants||Particulate matter||PG 3/1 (4) - Guidance for Blending, Packing, Loading, Unloading and Use of Bulk Cement
|Petrol storage||Petroleum vapour||As above||PG 1/14 (06) - Guidance for Unloading of Petrol into Storage at Petrol Stations
|Dry cleaning||Volatile organic compounds||
|PG 6/46 (04) - Guidance for Dry Cleaning|
A General Guidance Manual provides guidance on the policy and permitting procedures for activities subject to LAPPC under the Environmental Permitting Regulations 2007. This statutory guidance guides businesses undertaking or planning to undertake relevant activities on their legal obligations.
About the application process
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