Statutory guidance

Local Authority Pollution Control: general guidance manual

How local authorities can issue permits to businesses that produce pollution and regulate those business premises.



Local authorities who regulate businesses are usually district or borough councils. If an area has only one council (a unitary council) then that’s the regulator. The Port Health Authority may be the regulator in port areas.

This guidance helps local authorities:

  • follow statutory guidance under regulation 64 of the Environmental Permitting Regulations (EPR)
  • understand the EPR’s main functions, procedures and terminology

Any businesses whose premises produce pollution are known as “installations”. These installations are one of the following:

  • part A2, sectors regulated under integrated pollution prevention and control, known as Local Authority Industrial Pollution Prevention and Control (LA-IPPC)
  • part B, known as Local Air Pollution Prevention and Control (LAPPC)

You can read more about the charging schemes for these permits:

Updates to this page

Published 26 April 2017

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