Waste Planning and Environmental Permitting Services
Professional planning and permitting services enable you to maximise your built assets and develop new projects that meet your strategic aims.
We provide technical environmental planning and permitting guidance services to the waste and renewable energy sectors, covering a wide range of technologies and land uses, for any type permitting consent required.
WRM have supported the growth of our companies by providing excellent specialist knowledge, managing challenging projects, and delivering on time. We continue to work with them as a safe pair of hands we can rely on.
Waste planning application services we offer
Waste planning can often be challenging and can generate significant interest from affected communities. If you’re setting up a new waste development, or seeking to change the operations of an existing one, it helps to get advice from industry experts on how to approach the planning system. Effective management of this approach is fundamental to the success of many waste management projects.
Our comprehensive waste planning service brings together a range of disciplines to manage the difficult technical and political issues often associated with obtaining planning permission, including:
- Site and planning policy appraisals
- Technical analysis of waste planning issues
- Waste planning applications and appeals
- Waste planning evidence for public inquiries and legal cases
- Preparation of waste planning statements and design and access statements
- Preparation of technical development surveys and assessments
- Managing stakeholder relations, exhibitions and public consultations
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Environmental permitting application services
Obtaining the necessary consent to handle, treat, store or recover wastes can be a lengthy process with detailed technical scrutiny of your proposed activities. If you are looking to meet development deadlines or obtain consents that do not impinge on your operations, it helps to get advice from industry experts with detailed knowledge of the environmental permitting system.
We have significant experience in preparing permit applications for all types of consents including waste exemptions, standard rules permits, bespoke permits, installation permits, and permits for the disposal or recovery of waste materials to land.
Our permitting service includes preparing and submitting supporting documents, liaising with the Environment Agency or Local Authority throughout the application, and advise on compliance with the conditions of the environmental permit once issued. We have experience in obtaining consents for the following types of waste activities:
- Biological treatment including anaerobic digestion and composting
- Waste transfer and treatment
- Energy from waste
- Hazardous waste treatment
- Land restoration
- Deployment for agricultural or ecological benefit
- End of waste applications
The Environmental Permitting Regulation require all operators who transfer, treat, recover or deposit waste to obtain consent to do so from the regulator (Environment Agency). These consents are required prior to operations taking place and are a legal requirement. There are a range of permit options available with a range of complexities and application requirements.
Our whole service offering from project design through to on the ground operational support ensures that a permit application not only ticks the box to obtain the consent, but is both operationally practical and commercially maximises the development potential. Our exposure to a wide range of waste material streams and market opportunities enables us to advise our clients on how to apply for a consent that will provide best value for money.
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