At BOC, we understand that the job of converting your processes to operate on LNG may be daunting. That’s why, as a result of years of experience in cryogenics, BOC has a dedicated and experienced knowledge-base to support your project at each stage.
BOC will design a bespoke LNG system to meet your specific requirements, and will size the LNG storage vessel to satisfy your peak requirements and any seasonal fluctuations in demand.
BOC leases all related equipment for the storage of LNG and ensures that all planned maintenance is completed as part of the supply package.
The diagram below shows a typical installation.
BOC have experience in planning and hazardous substance consent applications. The below information gives some guidance on key points for consideration.
The planning department of your local council will be able to provide you information on applying for planning permission.
Each local council will have details on their website most applications are now done through the online Planning Portal. You can access the Planning Portal by visiting http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/PpApplications/loginRegister.jsp
What needs to be included in my Planning Permission application?
Location plan: An ordnance survey is a map showing your site and adjoining properties and roads. It can be obtained from your Planning Department for a small charge. Your site has to be clearly outlined in red on the map.
Site plan: This has to show the location of the tank in relation to site boundaries and buildings. This must usually be to a scale of 1:500 or 1:200. Include details of uneven/sloping land or proposed elevations, tank specifications (capacity and colour).
Certificate of ownership: This certificate confirms that you own the land and/or have notified all owners of the land.
Application fee: The fee varies, so your council will tell you how much is payable.
Covering letter: We suggest that you include a covering letter. Before submitting your application, it’s always handy to call your Planning Department to find out who your Planning Officer will be.
How long does obtaining planning permission take?
Usually councils decide within eight weeks of receiving your application. Large or complex applications may take longer.
Where can I get more information about planning permission for my LNG tank?
For more information visit www.planningportal.gov.uk or your local council website. Otherwise, don’t hesitate to contact BOC who will be happy to help.
This is a guide and not a definitive source of legal information. If you are in any doubt, you should contact your local planning authority before undertaking any work.
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