Consultation outcome

Biowaste permits: review to improve environmental outcomes

This consultation has concluded

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Detail of outcome

The response document summarises the main comments and the actions we’ll take. We will run another consultation on our proposed amendments to the standard rules permits for biowaste treatment.

Detail of feedback received

We had 11 responses to the consultation. This included 7 from site operators and 4 from trade associations. There were no comments from members of the public.

Original consultation


Call for evidence - we want your views on our permitting approach and requirements for biowaste activities.

This consultation was held on another website.

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Consultation description

The Environment Agency wants to work with the biowaste treatment sector to contribute to the government’s:

We want to make sure that any amendments made to the permitting of biowaste facilities:

  • benefits society
  • reduces environmental risk
  • are affordable

We’re asking for evidence to gather views about the permitting framework and some areas of the available guidance.

We’ll use your responses to help inform changes to our permit conditions and standard rules requirements.


Published 28 June 2018
Last updated 26 September 2019 + show all updates
  1. We've added the consultation response document which summarises the main comments and the actions we’ll take.

  2. First published.