All properties where cooling towers and evaporative condensers are located must register with the council under the Notification of Cooling Towers and Evaporative Condensers Regulations 1992. The purpose of this is to identify areas that could give rise to spread of infectious diseases (e.g. Legionnaires' disease) and to make sure that preventative measures are taken to get rid of the risk of infection.

For more information, visit HSE.GOV.UK.

Notify the council of any cooling towers or evaporative condensers on your premises on GOV.UK

You will need to provide us with details of:

  • where the notifiable plant is located
  • the person in control of the premises
  • the number of devices at the premises
  • their approximate location.

You must also notify us of any changes to cooling towers or evaporative condensers on your property within one month of the change. If the device ceases to be notifiable, you must tell us as soon as possible. If you would like feedback on a failed application to have cooling towers or evaporative condensers on your property, write to Food and Safety Team, Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TR.

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 council by the end of the 10-day target completion period.