Environmental permitting

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. Current permit application notices can be viewed here.

The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) 2010 Regulations as amended combined the Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC) Regime and the Waste Management Regime into one piece of consolidated legislation. Natural Resources Wales are 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:

List of Permitted Processes in Caerphilly County Borough

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 Licenses 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 following the link below:

Download Environmental Data

Or alternatively by contacting Natural Resources Wales by post, telephone or email at:

Natural Resources
Ty Cambria
29 Newport Road
CF24 0TP
Telephone: 0300 065 3000 (Mon-Fri, 8am - 6pm
Email: enquiries@naturalresourceswales.gov.uk