In 2007 the Environmental Protection Regulations combined the Pollution Prevention and Control (PPC) and the Waste Management Licensing (WML) Regulations. Their scope has since been widened to include water discharge, groundwater and radioactive substances.
On the 6 April 2008 the Environmental Permitting Regulations (EPR) came into force. The new regulations simplified the permitting process, for both industry and regulator. Certain activities as defined by the EPR Regulations require a permit to operate. To operate without a permit is an offence.
The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) 2010 Regulations combined the Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC) Regime and the Waste Management Regime into one piece of consolidated legislation. The Environment Agency is responsible for regulating Part A1 processes. Local Authorities are responsible for regulating emissions to air, land and water from Part A2 installations and emissions to air of all Part B installations.
Information relating to the permitted installations/processes in Caerphilly CBC is available to download below:
Permitted Installations/Processes in Caerphilly County Borough (PDF 19kb)
Applying for a Part A(2) or Part B Environmental Permit
Part A(2) and Part B activities are regulated by local authorities. Full details about the application process for Part A(2) and Part B Environmental permits including links on online application forms are available on the Licences and permits - Environmental permits webpage.
A(1) Process and Permitting
A(1) premises are regulated by Natural Resources Wales. Any information required from this type of establishment can be found / requested by folowing the link below:
Or alternatively by contacting Narural Resources Wales by post, telephone or email at:
29 Newport Road
Telephone: 0300 065 3000 (Mon-Fri, 8am - 6pm)
Environment Agency - Environmental Permitting
Defra - Environmental Permitting
How to contact us
To report issues or request information, please complete our General Enquiry Form.