Policy paper

Environmental permits: when and how we consult

When and how the Environment Agency consults on permit applications and standard rules for environmental permits. This is our public participation statement.

Applies to England



Use this publication to find out:

  • when we consult on permitting applications
  • how we consult on applications of high public interest
  • how we publicise permitting applications
  • the timescales for consultation
  • how we record and publish permit decisions
  • how we develop and consult on standard rules for permits
  • how we consult on and keep people up to date on changes to standard rules

This is the Environment Agency’s public participation statement. It’s required by the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016.

See a list of the current environmental permitting applications that the Environment Agency is consulting on.

Published 21 March 2019
Last updated 16 April 2019 + show all updates
  1. Edited the section on ‘Variations (changes) to permits’. The changes are for emission limits for an installation rather than within an installation. Edited the section on ‘High public interest applications’. Removed ‘(this does not apply to radioactive substances activities)’ relating to operator competence.

  2. First published.