RGN 6: Determinations involving sites of high public interest

How applications for a permit from sites of high public interest are dealt with under the Regulations.

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Regulatory guidance series No 6 - Determinations involving sites of high public interest

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This Environment Agency regulatory guidance note focusses on sites of high public interest and the approaches and considerations used in determining permit applications for them.

It also explains how the Environment Agency works to build an understanding of the issues in communities and how it uses a flexible approach to make effective arrangements to help local people, including contributing to our decision-making.

Published 9 November 2011
Last updated 16 March 2015 + show all updates
  1. Redraft to reflect wider experience of permitting situations and also updated with reference to Penfold review and Industrial Emissions Directive.
  2. First published.