To transfer all or part of a permit to a different operator, you need to complete a transfer notification form for the local authority in which the installation is located.
This applies to all Part B and Part A2 Environmental Permits for the operation of certain industrial processes and commercial activities with emissions to air and the wider environment.
Part of an installation can be transferred to a third party in which case the application needs to set out which specific activities and processes will be part of the transfer to the new operator.
See document which lists all the relevant fees.
DEFRA have introduced a £50 charge for late payment of environmental subsistence fees. Invoices that remain unpaid 8 weeks after the invoice date can incur the discretionary £50 charge.
Application, guidance notes or terms and condition
Attachments requiredRefer to guidance notes (section 3), which advises attachments required to be submitted with your application.
Processing and timescalesThank you for your application which has been received and will be responded to within 14 days.
If further information is required the applicant will be notified by the regulator and they must provide this information or the application will be deemed to be withdrawn.
The application must be from the operator of the regulated facility.
For waste operations no licence will be granted unless any required planning permission had first been granted.
A summary of the regulation relating to this licence can be found here:
Validity and renewals
The Permit will remain in force until it is either surrendered or revoked.
There is an annual subsistence fee charged for the regulation of the process to the prescribed standards.
You can view the online public register
Contact us in the first instance
An applicant who is refused an environmental permit may appeal to the appropriate authority (Secretary of State). Appeals must be lodged no later than six months from the date of the decision.