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Cooling Towers

If you control non-domestic premises you must ensure that you notify the local authority of any cooling tower or evaporative condenser (notifiable devices) on the premises.

You must notify the local authority of any changes to the notification information within one month of the change. Notification must be in writing (including by electronic means) on a form approved by the Health & Safety Executive.

Ventilation and air conditioning systems which are poorly installed or maintained may present a risk to health. The Local Authority can provide some general advice on how to minimise the risk of problems developing but it is for the installer and owner of the premises to ensure that the system remains problem free. 

Please note that as most of these premises fall to the Health and Safety Executive to inspect, routine sampling and testing is not undertaken. 

The Notification of Cooling Towers and Evaporative Condensers Regulations 1992 place an obligation on occupiers of businesses to notify such plant and equipment to the Council. 

Notification of cooling towers Form

 

Babergh District Council - List of registered Cooling Towers (as at June 2016)

  • Delphi Automotive Systems, Newton Road, Sudbury, CO10 2RR
  • Nestle Purina, Windham Road, Sudbury, CO10 2XD
  • C K Chemicals Ltd, Unit 16 Lady Lane Industrial Estate, Hadleigh, Ipswich, IP7 6BQ
  • Hadleigh Castings, Unit 11 Pond Hall Road Industrial Estate, Hadleigh, Ipswich, IP7 5PW
  • Pepsico, Hill Farm, Brick Kiln Hill, Boxford, Sudbury, CO10 5NY - Three cooling towers

Mid Suffolk District Council - List of registered Cooling Towers (as at June 2016):

  • Wattisham Air Field, Building 172, Access Roads, Wattisham Airfield, Ringshall 
  • Wattisham Air Field, Building 700, Access Roads, Wattisham Airfield, Great Bricett, Ipswich, IP7 7RA
  • Ichiban UK Ltd, Church Farm, Church Lane, Earl Stonham, Stowmarket, IP14 5EE 
  • E Site Resins, PPG Industries UK Ltd, Needham Road, Stowmarket, IP14 2AD - Two cooling towers
  • Camstar Herbs Ltd, Chestnut Farm, Langton Green, Eye, IP23 7HL 
  • Muntons Plc, Needham Road, Stowmarket, IP14 2AW 
  • 1 Stop Halal, Haughly Park, Stowmarket, IP14 3JZ - Four cooling towers
  • G & M Tex Ltd, Unit 69 , Claydon Business Park, Gipping Road, Great Blakenham, Ipswich, IP6 0NL - three cooling towers

 

Eligibility Criteria

No provision in legislation

A summary of the regulation relating to this licence

 

Application Evaluation Process

No provision in legislation

 

Will Tacit Consent Apply?

Yes. This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from the local authority by the end of the target completion period of 28 calendar days

 

Notify us of any cooling towers or evaporative condensers on your premises

Tell us about a change to any existing cooling towers or evaporative condensers on your premises

 

Failed Application Redress

Please contact the Local Authority in the first instance

Licence Holder Redress

Please contact the Local Authority in the first instance

Consumer Complaint

Not applicable

Other Redress

Not applicable.

Public Register

Available to view by appointment at the Council offices

Trade Associations

None