You will need to obtain an environmental permit if you operate an installation (or mobile plant) that carries out a listed activity, as defined in the Environmental Permitting Regulations 2016.
Listed activities include:
Listed activities are divided into three categories:
Waste operations, or waste mobile plant carried on other than at an installation or by Part A or B mobile plants, are regulated by the Environment Agency. Mining waste operations are regulated by the Environment Agency.
Application forms for Part A(2) and Part B processes can be requested from West Suffolk councils. The completed form must be returned, with the appropriate Environmental permit application fee, to us. Definitions of qualifying processes and installations are not always straight forward. You are strongly advised to seek advice from us prior to completing and application to ensure time, effort and money is not wasted.
Applications for Part A(1) installations are dealt with by the Environment Agency.
The authority will take regard to the protection of the environment as a whole in particular preventing or where practicable, reducing emissions into the air, water and land. We may inform the public of the application and must consider any representations, as detailed in the Defra guidance.
West Suffolk councils hold records of permitted installations in the districts. Please contact us for a list of permitted sites, or to request information relating to a specific site.