Environmental permitting regime

Businesses are required to have a permit to control certain polluting activities. The permits will have conditions to control the level of odours and pollutant emissions.

Local authorities regulate smaller installations, such as concrete batching, vehicle respraying and petrol stations; the Environment Agency oversee larger sites.

We have produced a list of premises that are permitted by Taunton Deane Borough Council.

If you planning to carry out an activity in Taunton Deane that requires a permit you should contact Environmental Health for information on how to apply.

The government produces guidance on the regulations and the processes that are covered.  This can be found at DEFRA guidance on Local Authority Pollution Control (LAPC) regime.

The Fees and Charges are set out by central government.  Details of all charges can be found in the LAPPC charges summary.

Laws and regulation

The Environmental Permitting Regulations 2016 give details of the activities that are required to have a permit.