Horizontal guidance: environmental permitting

Information relevant to all industry and business sectors regulated under the environmental permitting regulations.

This collection was withdrawn on

Withdrawn on 1 February 2016 because some of the documents have been replaced by new versions. See:

The following H series documents are still current:

This guidance will help businesses understand what measures they need to put in place to comply with their permit.

H1 software tool

For a copy of the H1 software tool (Microsoft Access 2003), email

You can download a copy of the user guide for the tool from the H1 guidance link below.

H4 Odour management

H5 Site condition report

Guidance and templates.

Published 2 April 2014
Last updated 31 December 2014 + show all updates
  1. Updated to implement the requirements of the Water Framework and Environmental Quality Standards Directives.

  2. First published.