Public registers

Public registers

Here you will find details on how to access the council’s public registers.

Public registers

The public can view different council registers during the following times.

Food business register
Most food businesses trading in the county are required to be registered with the council under the Food Premises (Registration) Regulations 1991.

The public can view a copy of this register by contacting the environmental health west Northumberland area office:
Permitted industrial process
We issue permits for a variety of industrial processes under the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010 (as amended).

To view a register of these permits and current applications please contact the Environmental Protection Team office on: A summary of the permitted processes, as they were on the 13 October 2016, can be downloaded here - PPC public register.
Local authority integrated pollution prevention & control (LA-IPPC) and local authority pollution prevention & control (LA-PPC) register
The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010 (EPR) replaced the pollution control regime set up under the Pollution Prevention and Control Regulations 2000. This legislation means we now keep a register to include copies of each application for a LA-IPPC and a LA-PPC. It also states:
  • the permit issued
  • any amendments to it
  • monitoring information on compliance with the permit
We keep a public register of information relating to each permitted process, to view this free of charge please make an appointment by contacting us here.

A summary of the permitted processes, as they were on the 13 October 2016, can be downloaded here - PPC public register.
Integrated pollution prevention & control (IPPC) register
Integrated pollution prevention and control is a control system for potentially the most polluting or technologically-complex industrial and other processes.

The register contains information about industrial processes which could cause significant pollution to air, land and water.

It includes copies of each application, the permit issued, any amendments made to it and any monitoring information submitted as a requirement.
  • For more information, and to view the register, please see the Environment Agency website.
Chemical release inventory
The Environment Agency can supply integrated pollution prevention and control permits as well as radioactive substances permits. The chemical release inventory contains details on issuing both, including:
  • operator name
  • locality by county and district council
  • the type and subtype of industry
  • limits imposed on particular substances
  • actual releases of substances
  • any unauthorised release of substance
For more information, and to view the register, please visit the Environment Agency website. 
Register of industrial works - the air register
The register contains details of industrial processes with the greatest potential to cause air pollution, including:
  • company details
  • the nature of the work they do
  • a description of the source, nature and amount of any noxious or offensive substance that may be emitted
For more information, and to view the register, please visit the Environment Agency website.
The pre-1989 air register
The register applies to works registered before 1989 and contains details of industrial processes with the greatest potential to cause air pollution, including:
  • name and address of premises
  • name and address of the owner of the works
  • name of the local authority in whose area the works is situated
  • the date when the works was erected
Contact the Environment Agency for more information or to view the register. Relevant legislation: S1 No. 195712208 The Alkali, etc Works (Registration) Order 1957.
Register of improvement & prohibition notices having environmental implications
The register contains copies of improvement and prohibition notices. These notices require employers to correct breaches of law that have environmental implications and details include:
  • name and address of premises on which the notice was served
  • alleged statutory breach
  • action required
  • date by which action must be taken
For more information on notices served, contact the Health and Safety Executive and the Environment Agency. For notices served by Northumberland County Council, please call 0345 600 6400.

Relevant legislation: Environment and Safety Information Act 1988, in respect of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Food and Environment Protection Act 1985 and Fire Precautions Act 1971.
Houses in multiple occupation
The Housing Act 2004 requires every local authority to maintain a public register of premises licensed as a house in multiple occupation (HMO).

For a copy of the register, please contact the environmental health south-east Northumberland area team office by:
Motor vehicle salvage operators
The Vehicle (Crimes) Act 2001 and the Motor Salvage Operators Regulations 2002 require businesses to register with the local council. This is to help make it more difficult for criminals to dispose of stolen vehicles.
Scrap metal dealers
Dealing in scrap metal or the running of a scrap metal business is controlled by the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 1964 and ensures a business is registered by their local authority.
Petroleum licensing register
All notices served under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 by the authority are recorded on a public register.

This is available for viewing at Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service's brigade headquarters, Loansdean, Morpeth, NE61 2ED, from 9am to 5pm, except on public holidays.
Premises approved for civil marriages & civil partnership formations
The register of all premises in Northumberland approved for civil marriages and civil partnership formations is available to view between 8.30am and 5pm, Monday to Thursday, and 8.30am and 4.30pm on Friday at:

Support Services Division
Corporate Services Department
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE61 2EF
Licensing Act 2003
The council is required to maintain a number of public registers under the Licensing Act 2003. These relate to the sale and supply of alcohol and the provision of regulated entertainment.

Current LA-PPC applications

The applications below are current local authority integrated pollution prevention & control (LA-IPPC) and local authority pollution prevention & control (LA-PPC) permit applications being processed under the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010 (as amended).