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
|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 Brothers Concrete Ltd 05/09/2017 [pdf] 901KB|
|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, Barton Farm Ind Est, Old Surrenden Manor Road, Bethersden, TN26 3DN||Application being processed|
|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|
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.