Environmental permit

What we can do

Certain industrial activities need an environmental permit because they may cause pollution of air, land or water.

We permit small operations, whilst the Environment Agency permit larger, higher risk operations.

Part A1 permits

These are regulated by the Environment Agency and cover:

  • emissions to air, land or water

  • energy and water usage

Industries that are the most polluting come under this category.


Part A2 permits

These are regulated by us and cover:

  • emissions to air, land or water

  • energy and water usage


Part B permits

These are regulated by us and cover emissions to air only. These are relatively simple operations.