Environment permitting - part A2 surrender of permit

  1. Summary

    To surrender a permit for the operation of certain industrial processes and commercial activities with emissions to air and the wider environment, you need to complete a surrender notification form for the local authority in which the installation is located.

    The Part A2 form relates to larger industrial and manufacturing activities which can involve the use of chemicals, the burning of waste oil and high temperature processes such as the smelting of non ferrous metals and road stone coating

  2. Fees

    See environmental permitting charges guidance

  3. Application and guidance notes

    For an application form for an A2 permit email contact@manchester.gov.uk


  4. Attachments required

    Surrender of the permit may need to be accompanied by attachments which clarify the reason for the permit surrender and could include:

    • Technical reports providing details of the current site activities and throughput which show that the installation no longer needs a permit
    • Supporting information on why and when the activity will no longer be carried out on the site.
    • Site condition survey which demonstrates that there are no outstanding pollution issues for the site, with reference to the initial condition of the site at the start of the activity 

  5. Processing and timescales

    The completed surrender details are reviewed to ensure that all the necessary information has been included in the surrender form.

    The local authority officer will either acknowledge the application or seek further information within 14 days. Once completed the surrender documentation will be processed within 3 months.

  6. Legislation

    If further information is required the applicant will be notified by the regulator and they must provide this information or the application will be deemed to be withdrawn.

    The application must be from the operator of the regulated facility. For waste operations no licence will be granted unless any required planning permission had first been granted.

    Read the summary of regulation relating to this permit

  7. Validity and renewals

    The Permit will remain in force until it is either surrendered or revoked. There is an annual subsistence fee charged for the regulation of the process to the prescribed standards.

  8. Register

    View the part A2 register

  9. Complaints

    Email contact@manchester.gov.uk in the first instance.

    An applicant who is refused an environmental permit may appeal to the appropriate authority (Secretary of State). Appeals must be lodged no later than six months from the date of the decision.

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