Environmental Permits

Some activities that can cause pollution need to be 'permitted' to operate. This permit contains conditions that must be observed to make sure pollution is kept under control.

The activities are divided into three types:

  • Part A(1)
  • Part A(2)
  • Part B

Part A processes

Large industries such as power stations, incinerators and chemical plants are known as Part A(1) processes.

These large industries are controlled by the Environment Agency and are regulated under the Pollution Prevention and Control Act 1999.

There are currently sixteen Part A(1) processes in the borough and their contribution towards local air quality is considered in the annual progress reports and updating screening assessments produced by Ashford Borough Council. The A(1) processes can be found on the Environment Agency public register.

We are responsible for regulating one Part A(2) process; this is a larger process than most Part B installations but having a smaller potential environmental impact than a part A(1) process.

Part B processes

Ashford Borough Council is responsible for the control of emissions to the air from small industrial processes under the Pollution Prevention and Control Act 1999, within the borough. These industries are called 'Part B' processes, and include vehicle re-sprayers, cement batching plants and petrol stations.

Current permits and pending applications

The following applications have been received and are currently subject to consultation. Should you require further information on the application please contact Environmental Protection.

  • There are no applications currently subject to consultation

Notice of application [pdf] 122KB​

Current permits
Process type Installation address Documents
Dry Cleaner Kengate Dry Cleaning & Landry Service, South Stour Avenue, TN23 7RS   
Dry Cleaner Ashford Dry Cleaners, 67 Faversham Road, Kennington, TN24 9DD  
Dry Cleaner Zarah Dry Cleaners Ltd, 5 Elwick Road, TN23 1PD  
Vehicle Refinishers Ashford Accident Repair, Foster Road, Ashford Business Park, Sevington, TN24 0SH  
Vehicle Refinishers Channel Commercials Plc, Cobbswood Industrial Estate, Brunswick Road, Ashford, TN23 1EH  
Vehicle Refinishers Nationwide Crash Repair Centres Ltd, Canterbury Road, Chilham, CT4 8DX Permit Nationwide Crash Repair Centre 26/01/2017 [pdf] 1117KB
Vehicle Refinishers Stagecoach East Kent Ltd, Cobbswood Industrial Estate, Brunswick Road, Ashford, TN23 1EL  
Vehicle Refinishers Summers Motors Ltd, Headcorn Road, Biddenden, TN27 8JW  
Service Stations Beaver Service Station, 18 Beaver Road, Ashford, TN23 7RP  
Service Stations C B Motors (Kent) Ltd, Rolvenden Road, Tenterden, TN30 6UD  
Service Stations St Michaels Service Station, Ashford Road, St Michaels, Tenterden, TN30 6DD  
Service Stations East Stour Petrol Station, Hythe Road, Ashford, TN24 8AH  
Service Stations Esso Hothfield, Maidstone Road, Ashford, TN26 1 AP Permit Esso Hothfield 22/07/2015 [pdf] 1027KB
Service Stations Murco Service Station, Brookfield Road, Ashford, TN23 4ES  
Service Stations Petrogas Group UK Ltd, 35 North Street, Ashford, TN24 8JN  
Service Stations Sainsbury's Petrol Station, Simone Weil Avenue, Ashford, TN24 8YN.  
Service Stations Tesco Stores Ltd, Hythe Road, Willesborough, TN24 0YE.  
Service Stations Tesco Stores Ltd, Moat Field Meadow, Kingsnorth, TN23 3LU.  
Service Stations Willesborough Service Station, Hythe Road, Willesborough, TN24 0QE  Permit Willesborough Service Station 29/11/2017 [pdf] 1021KB
Roadstone Coating Tarmac Roadstone, Hothfield Works, Watery Lane, Westwell, TN25 4JJ  Permit Tarmac Roadstone 11/03/2016 [pdf] 960KB
Iron and Non-Ferrous Foundry M J Allen Ltd, Hilton Road, Ashford, TN23 1EW  Permit MJ Allen 24/04/2015 [pdf] 1004KB
Cement loading/unloading/batching Gallagher Aggregates Ltd, Cobbswood Industrial Estate, Carlton Road, TN23 1DP  
Cement loading/unloading/batching Hanson Premix, Leacon Road, Ashford, TN23 3TX  Permit Hanson Premix 10/03/2016 [pdf] 893KB
Cement loading/unloading/batching Stewart Brothers Concrete Limited, 77A Ellingham Industrial Centre, Ellingham Way, Ashford, TN23 6JZ  Permit Stewart Bros Concrete 05/09/2017 [pdf] 1516KB
Cement loading/unloading/batching Brett Concrete Ltd, Chilmington Quarry, Mock Lane, Great Chart, TN23 3DS  Permit Brett Concrete 10/02/2016 [pdf] 775KB
Cement loading/unloading South East Concrete, Kingsnorth Ironworks, Ashford Road, Kingsnorth, TN26 1NJ  Permit SE Concrete 26/01/2018 [pdf] 1416KB
Cement loading/unloading Lancaster Builders (Kent) Ltd, Orlestone Mill, Nickley Wood Road, Shadoxhurst, TN26 1LZ  Permit Lancaster Builders 02/02/2018 [pdf] 1411KB
Cement loading/unloading Rapidmix Ltd, Unit 4 Harbour Farm, Canterbury Road, Molash, Kent, CT4 8HF  Rapidmix Limited 25.01.2019 [pdf] 1540KB
Crushing V & V Crushing, 93A Ellingham Industrial Centre, Ellingham Way, Ashford, TN23 6LZ  
Crematoria Kent Crematorium Plc, Charing Crematorium, Ashford Road, Charing, TN27 0EB Permit Kent Crematorium PLC 08/05/2015 [pdf] 1283KB
Tar and bitumen Premier Coatings Ltd, Marley Farm, Headcorn Road, Smarden, TN27 8PJ Permit Premier Coatings Ltd 08/05/2015 [pdf] 1030KB
Coating Cerium Optical Products, Cerium House, Cerium Technology Park, Appledore Road, Tenterden, TN30 7DE Permit Cerium Optical Products 07/03/17 [REDACTED] [pdf] 940KB
Manufacture of timber and treatment Rother Valley Timber Ltd, Station Yard, Rolvenden Hill, Rolvenden, TN17 4QZ Permit Rother Valley Timber Ltd 10/07/2015 [pdf] 1793KB
Animal and plant treatment (A2) John Knight (ABP) Ltd, Thruxted Mill, Penny Pot Lane, Godmersham, CT4 7EY Permit John Knight (ABP) Ltd [pdf] 152KB
Combustion of Wood Waste Kitchen Generator, Unit 3/4, Brunswick Road, Cobbs Wood Industrial Estate, Ashford, TN23 1EL Permit Kitchen Generator Ltd 20/03/2019 [pdf] 1755KB
Combustion of Wood Waste Piper Joinery, Fraser House, Henwood Industrial Estate, Ashford, TN24 8DT Permit Piper Joinery Ltd 17/04/2019 [pdf] 1747KB

Inspection of the public register

A more detailed public register is available to be viewed at the Civic Centre by prior appointment. Please call 01233 331111.