Environmental permits

What we regulate

We regulate some factories and other businesses in order to:

  • reduce any pollution they may cause
  • and help improve air quality

These premises must apply to us for a permit. 

The premises are known as 'installations'.

There are different classifications of installations:

  • Part B (air pollution is regulated by local authorites)
  • Part A2 (additional pollution such as noise and vibration, waste, water pollution is also regulated)
  • Part A1 (usually larger or more complex industries regulated by the Environment Agency).