Pollution Prevention and Control (PPC)

Licence summary

If you carry out activities that can affect the environment, under Schedule 1 of the Pollution Prevention and Control Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003, and in particular affect emissions into the air you must hold a Permit for your installation or mobile plant.  If you run a business that uses organic solvents, you may also require a Permit from the District Council.

Applications are made in writing (including by electronic means), contain specific information about the activity and will be subject to a fee.

You must comply with any conditions attached to a permit.

Eligibility Criteria

You will not be granted a permit if the district council does not feel that you will ensure that the installation or plant will be operated in line with permit conditions.

Regulation Summary

Pollution Prevention and Control Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003

Application Evaluation Process

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council will take into account that all appropriate pollution prevention methods are taken, particularly through best available techniques and that no significant pollution is caused.

Depending on the activity you carry out, Fermanagh & Omagh District Council may be required to give notice of the application to any other bodies the Department of the Environment require.

If the Council intends to attach an ‘off-site’ condition to your Permit it will provide notice to you, or the owner, lessee or occupier of the land if not you.

The Council will take into consideration any representations made in relation to your application.


A schedule of fees apply.  You can check with the Environmental Health Service if you are unsure of the appropriate fee.

Will Tacit Consent Apply?

Yes.  Tacit authorisation will apply in respect of applications which have been fully complied with.  Once an application has been duly made, the appropriate fee paid, all relevant documentation submitted and, if appropriate, public notice of the application given in the local press, the Council will notify the applicant of its decision to approve or refuse the application within six months.  However, after a period of six months if insufficient information has not been received the application may be deemed to be refused.

Apply online

Apply for LAPPC Part C Permit*
* It should be noted that payment by credit/debit card will delay the processing of applications until the payment has been cleared.
Tell us about a change to a LAPPC Part C Permit

Failed Application Redress/Licence Holder Redress

You may appeal against a decision to the Planning Appeals Commission. Appeals must be made in writing and give grounds for your appeal. The appeal time will vary dependent on the type of appeal but for a failed application must be made within six months of the decision.

Consumer Complaints

In the event of a complaint the first contact can be made with the District Council.  Alternatively, in the UK Citizens Advice Bureau will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.

Public Register

A public register containing information on PPC Permits issued can be provided on request.

Data Protection

Under the Data Protection Act, Fermanagh & Omagh District Council has a legal duty to protect any information we collect about you.  It will not be disclosed to any third party unless law or regulation compel such disclosure or unless we have been specifically asked to do so in order to deliver a service which you have requested.

For further information contact the Environmental Health Department by completing the online form below, enquire here.