Environmental Permitting

The Community Wellbeing Team of the council has the responsibility for regulating certain industrial activities. The Environmental Permitting Regulations 2010 specify the types of operation which must apply for a permit. Most permits are "Part B" permits and only regulate emissions to air. But some permits are "A2" and in addition to emissions to air regulate noise, water pollution, land contamination, energy usage and accident prevention, although this tends only to be for a few of the larger industrial sites.

The Environment Agency regulates the larger or more complex industries, which are known as "A1" installations.

Do I need a permit?

If your process is prescribed within the Environmental Permitting Regulations 2010 then you will need to apply for a permit. If your process is a "Part B" or "A2" then you must apply to this council. If it's an "A1" activity then you must apply to the Environment Agency .

How do I apply for a permit?

It's recommended to contact us before applying for a permit as we will be able to assist you in what can be a complicated procedure.

Your application must be accompanied by the correct fee for it to be "duly made". Without this correct payment then your application will be returned to you. Current fees and charges can be found here

You may download the standard application forms here and e-mail them to us at community.wellbeing@gloucester.gov.uk or post them to us at Gloucester City Council, Community Wellbeing, PO Box 2017, Pershore, WR10 9BJ.

What conditions will be in the permit?

The permit conditions will be drafted based upon government guidance contained in Process Guidance Notes and having regard to the specific circumstances of your activity. In most cases draft permits will be provided to operators for comment as part of the application process. But petrol stations and other small activities with simple "standard" permits are frequently not consulted in this way.

How long does the permit last?

Once your permit has been issued, it will continue to be in force until surrendered by the operator or revoked by the council. There are several reasons why a council might revoke a permit. These include: non payment of annual subsistence fees; the holder of the permit is no longer the operator of the activity; the activity has not been operated for a long time. A permit may be subject to a suspension notice if there's an imminent risk of serious pollution to the environment.

Who can I contact for further information?

Please contact a member of our Community Wellbeing Team if you require further information. Tel: 01452 396 396 or email community.wellbeing@gloucester.gov.uk

Is there a register of existing permitted process in my area?

Click link to view list of  current permit holders (PDF, 136.4 KB) .

Copies of A2 permits can be found below:

Permali Gloucester Ltd

Avon Metals Ltd (PDF, 769.3 KB)

Joseph Griggs & Co Ltd (PDF, 464.7 KB)