What is an Environmental Permit?
The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 is the legislative system governing industrial and waste activities which have the potential to cause harm to human health or the environment. A permit is a document issued by a regulating authority to an operator allowing him or her to undertake specific controlled activities at a specific location. The operator must, after the grant of the permit, ensure that the activities are undertaken so as to comply with the conditions of the granted permit.
There are many types of permits that can be issued which cover a range of industrial and waste activities. Obtaining the right consent is critical to ensure you do not breach environmental law.
Why Seek Consultancy Support?
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 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 Experience
Our permitting service includes preparing and submitting supporting documents, liaising with regulators or a Local Authority over the application, and advising on compliance with the conditions of the environmental permit, once issued. We are experienced in obtaining consents for the following types of waste activities:
Waste Transfer & Treatment
Energy From Waste
Hazardous Waste Treatment
Deployment for Agricultural or Ecological Benefit
End of Waste Applications
How We Make It Possible
Professional permitting services enable you to maximise your built assets and develop new projects that meet your strategic aims.
Our technical expertise across 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.
Our track record of permitting across the UK is unrivalled, obtain consents for > 7.5 million tonnes of waste treatment capacity, with a 100% permit approval rate.
Benefits of Permitting
Technical Experienced Advice
Maximise Development Potential
Minimise Development Timescales
Check out some of our recent projects to learn more about our diverse experience.
I have worked with WRM for a number of years and always found them to be knowledgeable and hardworking. This was no different whilst working on multiple projects all at the same time.
We were very happy with the level of competence and professionalism WRM displayed throughout the entire process in the production of our response to the regulator.
WRM diligently managed the entire process aiding us in successfully completing the Regulation 61 BAT Assessment. Their strong technical knowledge in combination with effective communication channels led to a very efficient process.
WRM have an excellent technical understanding of the permitting process and our requirements. We continue to use WRM as a partner we can rely on to help us continually develop our Anaerobic Digestion assets.
A key objective of this project was to quickly identify the waste material and to understand the liability presented by the stockpiles. WRM’s combined technical understanding, awareness of legislation and classification procedures, and market knowledge was fundamental in meeting this objective.
WRM applied their strong technical knowledge and perception of the commercial context to deliver expert witness support in a discreet manner that provided confidence to the receivership management team.
WRM worked diligently with Econ Engineering to accurately quantify the amount of materials used within the audit period, the amount of waste generated and the solvent contents of both. This resulted in an accurate calculation of the actual solvent emission which enabled Econ Engineering to demonstrate compliance with our permit.
WRM helped us to obtain and maintain our environmental permit. WRM provide a professional and flexible service and are always available to deal with any questions or comments either we, or the EA have.
WRM managed the entire environmental permitting process aiding us in successfully achieving a bespoke permit variation containing the approval of our fire prevention plan. Their strong technical knowledge in combination with effective communication channels led to a very efficient application process.
WRM have exceeded our expectations with their technical knowledge and dedicated team of professional consultants. They kept us informed throughout the entire process, which was very valuable to us.
WRM have excellent technical understanding of our process and our requirements. We continue to work with WRM as a partner we can rely on to help our company grow and meet strategic objectives.
WRM diligently managed the entire application process for our AD operation. They maintained constant communication with us, as the developers, and the local EA Officer ensuring there was no delay in issuing of the permit.
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.