You should consider the potential risks to environmental receptors due to impacts as a result of air emissions from the operation of the proposed activity on the site.
Should DAERA be consulted?
Answering ‘Yes’ to any of the following questions will require consultation with DAERA.
Does the proposal fall within one of the following development types:
- intensive livestock housing (poultry and pigs)
- combustion processes/waste incineration
- disposal of waste by landfill
- combined heat and power plant
- mineral extraction where on site crushing and screening or manufacture of quarry products is being carried out
- textile treatment
- any other development involving activity likely to fall within Schedule 1 of the Pollution Prevention and Control (Industrial Emissions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013
Do any of the existing site activities fall within Schedule 1 of the Pollution Prevention and Control (Industrial Emissions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013 and are currently regulated by DAERA.
Is there a significant risk that the operation of the installation will result in:
- air emissions of sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides and particulate matter and possible trace substances, such as heavy metals and dioxins that may be present in exhaust stacks
- ammonia emissions
- residues and release of dust
Is the proposed development site within:
- 500 m of an existing rendering plant
- 400 m of an existing intensive livestock farm
- 400 m of any other existing site regulated by DAERA and may be affected by air emissions from these sites
The following documents are a requirement of the permitting process where a proposal will be subject to separate environmental permitting, such as a PPC permit
- Air Dispersion Modelling (ammonia, odour, dust emissions) e.g. ADMS; AERMOD models
- Un-redacted Nutrient Management Plan/Litter Utilisation Information
- Odour Management Plan
- Dust Management Plan
- The Pollution Prevention and Control (Industrial Emissions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013
- DAERA | Intensive Livestock Installations
- Code of Good Agricultural Practice for the Reduction of Ammonia Emissions | DAERA
- Anaerobic Digestion Standing Advice
- Livestock Installations and Ammonia Standing Advice
- Supplementary Note to Standing Advice: Livestock Installations and Ammonia
The following planning advice documents can be viewed on the DAERA website under Required Documention
- Ammonia Dispersion Modelling
- Nutrient Management Plan
- A list of Part A Processes PPC Permits
- A list of PPC Waste Permits
- Waste Management Public Registers
- Spatial information on Waste Licensed / Waste PPC sites is also available to view via the OSNI Spatial NI Geoportal Map viewer. Access is free of charge (To view in the map viewer - Agree T&C – Click Add data – Click Waste Licensing - Combined EWC and Sites - Combined Licensed EWC and Sites – Click Add – Click Open Layer List – Click View).