Regulation of Industrial Processes
Local Authorities in England and Wales are required to inspect and regulate certain industrial processes to reduce pollution, with specific focus on improving air quality. The Pollution Prevention & Control Act 1999 and The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 are used in conjunction to govern Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC) and Local Authority Pollution Prevention and Control (LAPPC).
Industrial processes are categorised as per the Environmental Protection Act 1990 as Part A1, Part A2 and Part B processes. Below, the regulating body for each type of process in Corby is listed:
As per above table, the Council is responsible for permitting and inspecting all A2 and B processes within the borough. A comprehensive list of these processes can be found on our Permitted Processes Register, along with details of each permit. Part A1 and Part A2 processes regulate emissions to air, water and land as well as considering other issues such as energy efficiency, noise and waste. Part B processes are regulation with emissions only to air, such as vehicle re-spraying, use of bulk cement and the unloading of petrol.
Any person operating a process that requires either a Part A2 or B permit must submit an application, with the appropriate fee, to the Local Authority. The Local Authority will consider the application in accordance with statutory guidance.
Exempt Waste Operations
The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 require most activities that treat or manage waste to have a permit. However, there are some activities that are considered exempt, which do not need a permit but do need to be registered in Corby.
The majority of exempt waste operations are registered by the Environment Agency, however under the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016, any T3 or T7 operations operating within Corby must be registered with Corby Borough Council.
How to Apply for a Permit
If you wish to apply for a Part A2 and/or B Permit, or register for a Waste Exemption (T3 or T7), download the relevant application form, located in the “downloads” section to the right hand side of this page. The fees and charges for each type of permit are also listed in a document in the "downloads" section. Please note that there is no fee for a Waste Exemption Registration. Once you have downloaded the form, complete and return to:
Corby Borough Council,
New Post Office Square,
For further information, please see the Guidance Notes listed on the National Archives
Alternatively, please visit the Department of Environment and Rural Affairs website.