The Environment Agency has a legal duty to screen all of the activities they permit to identify those that may have a detrimental effect on heritage and nature conservation sites, protected species and habitats.
A heritage and nature conservation screen will identify if there are any of these sites relevant to your proposed activity. Where there are you’ll be given a map and information pack.
Any future permit application you make must contain an explanation of how you believe your site may, or may not, impact on heritage and nature conservation. Failure to do so will result in your application being returned.