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This collection was withdrawn on

Withdrawn on 1 February 2016 because some of the documents have been replaced by new versions.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

H3 Noise assessment and control

H4 Odour management

H5 Site condition report

Guidance and templates.

Nature and heritage pre-application

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.