Environmental Permitting (England and Wales)

The Environmental Permitting Regulations (England and Wales) 2010 were introduced on 6 April 2010, replacing the 2007 Regulations. In 2007 the Regulations combined the Pollution Prevention and Control (PPC) and Waste Management Licensing (WML) regulations. Their scope has since been widened to include water discharge and groundwater activities, radioactive substances and provision for a number of Directives, including the Mining Waste Directive

In respect to waste management activities the system escalates from the use of Exemptions through Standard Rules Permits to Bespoke permits for specified and complex activities. The Industrial Emissions Directive adds a further dimension to compliant permitting and the scope of supporting information and activities associated with the correct operation of an environmental facility.

Our experience as facility operators as well as advisers and consultants is unrivalled in this area and whether you are applying for a permit for the first time or an established operator and your requirement is to apply,  transfer, vary or even surrender a permit we work step by step in an open and collaborative manner to achieve to desired outcome in a timely manner built upon strong relationships with all stakeholders.

Organisations Support where Waste management is not a core activity

We have extensive knowledge working with businesses which have environmental permits as an incidental activity to their business. The field of environmental regulation is immensely complex and multi-faceted and can appear unmanageable where operation of a permitted facility, in any form, is not the central activity of the organisation. Our approach is to build upon the strength of knowledge in such orgainsations to ensure an understanding of environmental permitting compiance. Our review process will ensure your environmental management systems are suitable for your operation and build upon the relationship with the EA to ensure confidence in compliance.