Policy paper

Environmental permitting: public participation statement

How you can participate in decisions on applications for environmental permits and in the development of rules for standard permits.



This is the Environment Agency’s public participation statement under the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010.

You may be interested in the public participation statement if you:

  • live near an existing or proposed regulated facility, perhaps as a member of a local community group
  • have a permit or want to apply for one
  • work for a branch of government, another regulator or other organisation with related responsibilities
  • are a member of a group or non-governmental organisation who may wish to participate in permitting decisions or be informed of them

The statement explains why and when the Environment Agency will consult, how they will consult and who with, and what you can do if you have concerns.