Environmental permits

You may need an environmental permit if you do an activity that could:

  • pollute the air, water or land
  • increase flood risk
  • adversely affect land drainage

This could be air pollution through smoke or solvent fumes or it could be contamination of the land or water. Permits are obtained from either the Environment Agency or your local council depending on the activity you are carrying out.

You are breaking the law if you operate without a permit when you should have one.

To check in you need an environmental permit, what type of permit you may need, how much a permit costs and how to apply, please visit the GOV.UK website