Air pollution from industry

About environmental permits

Some types of industry can contribute to local air pollution. In order to control the amount of pollutants, such as particulates or volatile compounds being released into the air, businesses are issued with an Environment Permit which controls the way they operate.

Businesses must apply for an Environmental Permit and undergo regular inspections to ensure that they are employing the Best Available Techniques to reduce any adverse affects on air quality. Permits are issued under the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010 (EPR).

If you think your business may undertake a process that needs permits to emit pollutants into the air please contact Bury Council Environmental Services.

Which processes require a permit?

There are over 60 sectors which are covered by the EPR but common processes are: petrol stations, concrete batches, vehicle resprayers and dry cleaners. The Environment Agency regulates larger industries.

Public Register of Permitted Installations

A public register must be maintained which includes details of the installations which are permitted by the Council under Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010. 

Contact for Environmental Services