To run a business where petrol is stored for
dispensing directly into the fuel tank of an internal combustion
engine - or where large amounts of petrol are stored for private
use - you need a licence from your local petroleum licensing
Applications for the County of Northumberland
must be made to
Northumberland Fire and Rescue
West Hartford Business Park
NE23 3JP .
Fees will be payable for the licence.
Click here to see fees
Conditions will be attached to the licence.
Click here to see licence
conditions or see Related
Documents to download
here to see licence conditions
Competent Person means a
person with enough practical and theoretical knowledge, training
and actual experience to carry out a particular task safely and
effectively. The person should have the necessary ability in
the particular operation of the type of plant and equipment with
which they are concerned, an understanding of relevant statutory
requirements and an appreciation of the hazards involved.
That person should also be able to recognise the need for
specialist advice or assistance when necessary and to assess the
importance of the results of examinations and tests. A
“person” can be taken to mean more than one, or a body corporate or
unincorporate. It is therefore possible to appoint
appropriate organisations (e.g. insurance companies or inspection
bodies) to carry out tasks designated for competent persons.
A summary of the eligibility criteria for
Application Evaluation Process
No provision in legislation
Will Tacit Consent Apply?
It is in the public interest that the
authority must process your application before it can be granted.
If you have not heard from the local authority within a reasonable
period, please contact it. You can do this online
here if you applied through the UK Welcomes service or
use the contact details below.
Apply for a licence to store petroleum
Tell us about a change to your existing petroleum
Apply to transfer your existing petroleum licence
Failed Application Redress
Please contact Petroleum Admin Section at
Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters (01670)
If an application is refused the applicant may
appeal to the Secretary of State.
Licence Holder Redress
Please contact Petroleum Admin Section
at Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters (01670)
We would always advise that in the event of a
complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you -
preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that
has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Consumer Direct
will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer
Complaints regarding noise, pollution etc; or
should one licence holder complain about another; you should
contact the Petroleum Admin Section at Northumberland Fire and
Rescue Service Headquarters (01670) 534640.
Trade Associations and Useful Links
Federation of Petroleum
Retailers Association (PRA)
APEA The Association
of Petroleum & Explosives Administration.
LPGA (UK LPG) Liquid
Petroleum Gas Association.
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