Wealden District Council

Cooling Tower Notification

Licence Summary

If you control non-domestic premises in the Wealden area, you must ensure that you notify us of any Cooling Tower or Evaporative Condenser (notifiable devices) on the premises.

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

You must also notify us 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 us in writing as soon as possible.

Regulation Summary

Summary of Cooling Tower Regulation (external link) has been produced by the National Archives.

Tacit Consent

Tacit Consent does apply to Cooling Tower Notifications.

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. For Wealden District Council the target completion period for a Cooling Tower Notification is 28 working days from receipt of the application.

How to Apply

You can notify us about a Cooling Tower in two ways:

Failed Application Redress

Please contact us in the first instance.

Licence Holder Redress

Please contact us 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 Gov.uk can offer advice on Consumer Protection Rights (external link).

Public Register of Cooling Towers (pdf)

Find out how many Cooling Towers are in Wealden and where they are.

Contact Rother and Wealden Environmental Health Service