Local Authority Pollution Control Permits

Councils have a duty to authorise some polluting processes. See a full list of processes (pdf, 187kb) covered by the regulations.

For information on charges, you can download the fees and charges (pdf, 78kb) document.

Please email the Environmental Protection Team if you have any questions.

Regarding dry cleaning premises

On the permits for dry cleaning premises, there is a requirement that the operation must be carried out in such a manner that no more than 20 grams of solvent per kilogram of product cleaned and dried shall be emitted as measured and reported annually. The 20 grams includes all organic solvents used within the installation (eg dry cleaning solvent, water-proofing solutions and spot cleaning solutions).

To demonstrate compliance with the solvent usage condition, the following forms can be downloaded:

The annual solvent record sheet needs to be submitted to us by the 31st January of the following year. You can submit it to us by email at

Page last updated: 10 September 2018