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Cooling tower notification

If you control non-domestic premises you must ensure that you notify us or in Scotland, the island or district council of any cooling tower or evaporative condenser (notifiable devices) on the premises.

You must notify the council of any changes to the notification information within one month of the change.

You can apply online for the following on the Gov.UK website.

Apply to notify of cooling towers and evaporative condensers

Apply to change a notification

Regulation summary 

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 us by the end of the target completion period.

What happens next?

You will receive confirmation that your installation/s have been registered within 14 days of receipt of your application.

What if my application fails?

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 of a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, further information about making a complaint can be found on the information for consumers page of this website. 

Public register or database

Information about the licensing public register and the cooling tower and evaporative condensers public register can be found below.

General enquiries

  • Email:
  • Telephone: 0300 1237038
  • By post: Regulatory Services, Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council,
    First Floor, The Forum, Northgate Street, Chester, CH1 2HS

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