Hazardous Substances Consent (HSC)

Hazardous Substance Consents (HSC)

Details can be found below in relation to Hazardous Substance Consents. This outlines when Hazardous Substance Consent are required, how to apply for consent and how to access the public register of sites with a Hazardous Substance consent.

Hazardous Substance Consent is required when substances on a site are at, or in excess of the 'controlled quantity' as set out in the Planning (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2015

What constitutes a Hazardous Substance and the procedures for applications are set out within the same regulations.

Hazardous Substances Application Forms and Certificates (new consents and consents for continuation or modification). 

Applications can be made on the Health and Safety executive website and the relevant certificates can be found within Form 2 of the Planning (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2015. Every application must also be accompanied by a signed certificate relating to ownership. 

Any application must be made in writing to the Council and include the following information as a minimum: 

  • a site map - this must be to a scale of not less than 1:10,000, must be based on an Ordnance Survey map;
  • a substance location plan - this must be to a scale of not less than 1:2500 and must identify the area of the site to be used for storage, the location of any major items of plant to be used for storage and access points to and from the land;
  • a certificate to confirm that the public have been informed by notice of the application and the application has been adequately publicised by the applicant.  This should include a notice in a local newspaper and posted on the land in accordance with the Planning (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2015.
  • a certificate of ownership in accordance with the Planning (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2015.
  • the appropriate fee.  Where applications relating to the same site are made to us and another authority, the fee is paid to the authority in whose area the largest part of the site is situated.

Public Register of Sites

Section 28 of the Planning (Hazardous Substance) Act 1990 requires the Council to maintain a public register of sites at which hazardous substances are permitted to be located.

Further information in relation to Hazardous Substances Consent can be found within the following links.