The Environmental Permitting
(England and Wales) Regulations came into force in April 2008. The
aim of the Regulations is to streamline and combine the existing
regimes covering Waste Management Licensing (WML) and Pollution
Prevention and Control (PPC) in order to form a common approach to
applying for permits and their maintenance, surrender and
There are different categories of permit in England and
- Part A(1) - Regulated by the Environment Agency
- Part A(2) - Regulated by Local Authorities
- Part B - Regulated by Local Authorities
Examples of activities that are regulated under Part A
- producing and handling organic chemicals such
as hydrocarbons, plastic materials and di-isocyanates
- producing and handling inorganic chemicals
such as ammonia, hydroxide bases, metal oxides and nitric acid
- producing and processing chemical fertilisers
- producing pharmaceutical products
- producing explosives.
Examples of activities that are regulated under Part B
- using some organic chemicals such as toluene
di-isocyanate or methane di-isocyanate
- bulk storage of chemicals.
The Council are required to consult the public on new
applications for Environmental Permits and on any applications
involving a substantial change to existing Environmental Permits.
Consultation documents can be found to the right of this page.
Detailed information regarding Environmental Permitting can be
found on the following websites:
Fee and Charges