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Cooling Tower Notification

How to notify us that you have any cooling towers or evaporative condensers on your premises

IN THIS ARTICLE

  • Licence Summary
  • Fee
  • Target completion period
  • Apply online, via post or in person

Licence Summary

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.

Colchester Borough Council must be notified of any premises within the Borough that contain a wet cooling tower, evaporative condenser or both.

Notification must be in writing (including electronic means) on a form approved by the Health and Safety Executive

You must notify Colchester Borough Council of any changes to the notification information within one month of the change, in writing.

If the device ceases to be a notifiable device you must notify Colchester Borough Council in writing as soon as possibl

Eligibility Criteria

Nn provision in legislation.

Fee

There is no fee for a Cooling Tower Notification

Regulation Summary

A summary of the regulation relating to this licence 

Application Evaluation Process

No provision in legislation.

Target Completion Period

The target completion period for the notification of any cooling tower or evaporative condenser is 28 days.

Will Tacit Consent Apply?

This application is a notification only and therefore authorisation from the Council is not required and Tacit Consent is irrelevant.

Application Guidance Notes

There are no specific guidance notes for completing the application other than the information given on this page and the form.

Apply Online

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

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

Apply via Post or in Person

Application forms are also available from the Colchester Library and Community Hub or by contacting us using the details on this page.

Failed Application Redress

Please contact Colchester Borough Council in the first instance.

Licence Holder Redress 

Please contact Colchester Borough Council in the first instance.

Consumer Complaint

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 Rights - GOV.UK will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.

Other Redress

E.g. about noise, pollution etc. Also should one licence holder complain about another.

Public Register

Colchester Borough Council's online public register of Cooling Tower Notifications can be viewed here.

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