Environmental permits

You must have an environmental permit if you operate a regulated facility in England or Wales.

A regulated facility includes:

  • installations or mobile plants carrying out listed activities
  • waste operations
  • waste mobile plant
  • mining waste operations

Listed activities include:

  • energy – burning fuel, gasification, liquefaction and refining activities
  • metals – manufacturing and processing metals
  • minerals – manufacturing lime, cement, ceramics or glass
  • chemicals – manufacturing chemicals, pharmaceuticals or explosives, storing chemicals in bulk
  • waste – incinerating waste, operating landfills, recovering waste
  • solvents – using solvents
  • other – manufacturing paper, pulp and board, treating timber products, coating, treating textiles and printing, manufacturing new tyres, intensive pig and poultry farming

Listed activities are divided into 3 categories: Part A(1), Part A(2) and Part B:

Part A permits

Part A permits control activities with a range of environmental impacts, including:

  • emissions to air, land and water
  • energy efficiency
  • waste reduction
  • raw materials consumption
  • noise, vibration and heat
  • accident prevention

Part B permits

Part B permits control activities which cause emissions to air.

The permit your business requires depends on the specific processes involved and resulting emissions.

Request a permit

Permits are available from the Environment Agency or ourselves (the regulator) depending upon the category your business falls within:

  • part A(1) installations or mobile plants are regulated by the Environment Agency
  • part A(2) and Part B installations or mobile plants are regulated by the local authority, except waste operations carried out at part B installations which are regulated by the Environment Agency
  • waste operations or waste mobile plant carried on other than at an installation, or by Part A or Part B mobile plants, are regulated by the Environment Agency
  • mining waste operations are regulated by the Environment Agency 

To apply for a permit or for more information, please call us on 01723 232323. Ask to speak to Environmental Health about an environmental permit.

Fees and charges




  2017/18 charges (£) VAT Total (£)
Environmental Information Regulations 2004 - contaminated land enquiries      
Commercial/Domestic - Hourly rate - pro-rata 46 9.2 55.2
General enquiries - Hourly rate - pro-rata 46 9.2 55.2
       
Environmental Protection Schedule 1 Part B Premises      
a) Summary Of Register 21 4.2 25.2
b) First Sheet - A4 16 3.2 19.2
c) Each subsequent Sheet - A4 6 1.2 7.2
d) First Sheet - A3 16 3.2 19.2
e) Each subsequent Sheet - A3 6 1.2 7.2
       
Pollution Prevention and Control Act 1999      
LA-IPPC charges      
a) Application 3,218 0 3,218
b) Additional fee for operating without a permit 1,137 0 1,137
c) Annual Subsistence (Low)  1,384 0 1,384
d) Annual Subsistence (Medium)  1,541 0 1,541
e) Annual Subsistence (High)  2,233 0 2,233
f) Substantial Variation  1,309 0 1,309
g) Transfer  225 0 225
h) Partial transfer 668 0 668
i) Surrender  668 0 668
       
LAPPC and LAIPPC subsistence charges      
Where paid quarterly the total amount payable will be increased by 36 0 36
       
LAPPC Annual Subsistence Charge      
1.a) Standard process Low 739 0 739
1.b) Standard process Medium 1,111 0 1,111
1.c) Standard process High 1,672 0 1,672
1.d) Standard process Low - Where a LAPPC Part B installation is subject to reporting under the E-PRTR Regulation.  838 0 838
1.e) Standard process Medium - Where a LAPPC Part B installation is subject to reporting under the E-PRTR Regulation.  1,210 0 1,210
1.f) Standard process High - Where a LAPPC Part B installation is subject to reporting under the E-PRTR Regulation.  1,771 0 1,771
2.a) Reduced fee activities (Low)  76 0 76
2.b) Reduced fee activities (Med)  151 0 151
2.c) Reduced fee activities (High) 227 0 227
2.d) Reduced fee activities (Low) - Where a LAPPC Part B installation is subject to reporting under the E-PRTR Regulation. 175 0 175
2.e) Reduced fee activities (Med) - Where a LAPPC Part B installation is subject to reporting under the E-PRTR Regulation.  250 0 250
2.f) Reduced fee activities (High) - Where a LAPPC Part B installation is subject to reporting under the E-PRTR Regulation.  326 0 326
3.a) PVR I & II combined (Low)  108 0 108
3.b) PVR I & II combined (High)  326 0 326
3.c) PVR I & II combined (Med)  216 0 216
3.d) PVR I & II combined - Where a LAPPC Part B installation is subject to reporting under the E-PRTR Regulation (high)  425 0 425
3.e) PVR I & II combined - Where a LAPPC Part B installation is subject to reporting under the E-PRTR Regulation (med)  315 0 315
3.f) PVR I & II combined - Where a LAPPC Part B installation is subject to reporting under the E-PRTR Regulation (low) 207 0 207
4.a) Other reduced fee activities (Low)  218 0 218
4.b) Other reduced fee activities (Med)  349 0 349
4.c) Other reduced fee activities (High)  524 0 524
4.d) Other reduced fee activities (Low) - Where a LAPPC Part B installation is subject to reporting under the E-PRTR Regulation.  317 0 317
4.e) Other reduced fee activities (Med) - Where a LAPPC Part B installation is subject to reporting under the E-PRTR Regulation.  448 0 448
4.f) Other reduced fee activities (High) - Where a LAPPC Part B installation is subject to reporting under the E-PRTR Regulation.  623 0 623
6.a) Standard mobile plant, for first and second permits (Low)  618 0 618
6.b) Standard mobile plant, for first and second permits (Medium)  989 0 989
6.c) Standard mobile plant, for first and second permits (High) 1,484 0 1,484
6.d) Standard mobile plant, for first and second permits (Low) - Where a LAPPC Part B installation is subject to reporting under the E-PRTR Regulation 717 0 717
6.e) Standard mobile plant, for first and second permits (Medium) - Where a LAPPC Part B installation is subject to reporting under the E-PRTR Regulation 1,088 0 1,088
6.f) Standard mobile plant, for first and second permits (High) - Where a LAPPC Part B installation is subject to reporting under the E-PRTR Reulation 1,583 0 1,583
7.a) For the third to seventh permits (Low)  368 0 368
7.b) For the third to seventh permits (Medium)  590 0 590
7.c) For the third to seventh permits (High)  884 0 884
7.d) For the third to seventh permits (Low) - Where a LAPPC Part B installation is subject to reporting under the E-PRTR Regulation 467 0 467
7.e) For the third to seventh permits (Medium) - Where a LAPPC Part B installation is subject to reporting under the E-PRTR Regulation 689 0 689
7.f) For the third to seventh permits (High) - Where a LAPPC Part B installation is subject to reporting under the E-PRTR Regulation 983 0 983
8.a) Eighth and subsequent permits (Low)  189 0 189
8.b) Eighth and subsequent permits (Medium)  302 0 302
8.c) Eighth and subsequent permits (High)  453 0 453
8.d) Eighth and subsequent permits (Low) - Where a LAPPC Part B installation is subject to reporting under the E-PRTR Regulation. 288 0 288
8.e) Eighth and subsequent permits (Medium) - Where a LAPPC Part B installation is subject to reporting under the E-PRTR Regulation 401 0 401
8.f) Eighth and subsequent permits (High) - Where a LAPPC Part B installation is subject to reporting under the E-PRTR Regulation.  552 0 552
       
LAPPC charges - Application Fee      
Additional fee for operating without a permit 1,137 0 1,137
Additional fee where a LAPPC application for any of the above is for a combined Part B and waste application 297 0 297
Other Reduced Fee Activities 346 0 346
PVR I & II combined  246 0 246
PVRI, SWOBs, and Dry Cleaners Reduced Fee Activities 148 0 148
Reduced fee activities: Additional fee for operating without a permit  68 0 68
Standard process  1,579 0 1,579
       
LAPPC mobile plant charges - Application fees      
Number of permits = 1 1,579 0 1,579
Number of permits = 2  1,579 0 1,579
Number of permits = 3  943 0 943
Number of permits = 8  477 0 477
       
LAPPC subsistence fees      
Late Payment fees 50 0 50
       
LAPPC Substantial change      
Reduced fee activities 98 0 98
Standard process 1,005 0 1,005
Standard process where the substantial change results in a new PPC activity 1,579 0 1,579
       
LAPPC Temporary transfer for mobiles      
First transfer 51 0 51
Repeat following enfrcement or warning 51 0 51
       
LAPPC Transfer and Surrender      
New operator at low risk reduced fee activity 75 0 75
Reduced fee activities: partial transfer  45 0 45
Reduced fee activities: transfer - Price on application  0 0 0
Standard process partial transfer  476 0 476
Standard process transfer  162 0 162
Surrender: all Part B activities  0 0 0
       
LAPPC Annual Subsistence charge      
1.a) Standard process Low (where permit is for a combined Part B and waste installation) 838 0 838
1.b) Standard process Medium (where permit is for a combined Part B and waste installation) 1,260 0 1,260
1.c) Standard process High (where permit is for a combined Part B and waste installation) 1,870 0 1,870