Industrial processes have the potential to release pollution to air, land and water and cause damage to the environment and human health. For this reason, many industrial processes are required by law to operate in accordance with environmental permits that place conditions on their operation in order to minimise the release of pollutants.
It is an offence under environmental permitting legislation for any person or company to operate a permitted activity without a valid environmental permit.
The industrial activities that are controlled by the Environmental Permitting Regulations are divided into three categories and are regulated by two different bodies.
Part A1 activities - Environment Agency
Larger and more polluting industries, such as landfill sites, incinerators, power stations and metal production and processing, where emissions to land, air and water need to be controlled.
Part A2 activities – Local Authority
Other large but less polluting industries, such as brickworks and foundries, where emissions to land, air and water also need to be controlled.
Part B activities – Local Authority
Industries whose activities have less pollution potential than Part A1 and A2 activities, where emissions to air need to be controlled. Examples are petrol filling stations, dry cleaners and vehicle resprayers.
You can find out if you need a permit in The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016
Further general guidance in relation to local authority issued permits can be found in the Local Authority Pollution Control: general guidance manual
Specific guidance relating to different industrial sectors can be found via the links below:
Environmental Permit Public Consultations
It is a requirement of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 for us to consult the public on applications for an environmental permit where the application is for a process that is not a dry cleaner, petrol station or mobile plant.
Public consultation in the vast majority of cases will be limited to a public notice posted in the immediate vicinity of the land or property to which the application relates, and notification via this page.
Currently, there are no active public consultations (see below):
|Permit application number
|Consultation start date
|End of consultation
Apply for an Environmental Permit
Certain waste operations are exempt from the need to hold an environmental permit (formerly a waste management licence). These operations are not unregulated but require those who carry them out to comply with certain rules and not cause harm to the environment.
The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 require most activities that manage or treat waste to have a permit. However, there are some activities that do not - these are called exemptions. Exemptions are waste operations that do not need a permit but do need to be registered.
Most exempt waste operations are registered by the Environment Agency. However, under the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016, Schedule 2, paragraph 2(2) any T3 and T7 waste exempt operations you need to register with the local authority, not the Environment Agency. These are:
- T3 – treatment of waste metals and metal alloys by heating for the purposes of removing grease
- T7 – treatment of waste bricks, tiles and concrete by crushing, grinding or reducing in size
Find a full description of T3 and T7 at Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016.
You should register with Bolsover District Council if your principle place of business is within the councils area.
You can apply using the application form for one of these exemptions. This also gives details of where the completed form should be submitted.
A full list of current permits is available here:
Copies of the current permits issued are available here:
|Tarmac Building Products Ltd
|Bluebell Close Clover Nook Industrial Estate South Normanton DE55 4RA
|Tarmac Trading Limited
|Southfield Lane Whitwell S80 3LJ
|W H Davis Ltd
|Langwith Road Langwith Junction NG20 9SA
|Forward Protective Coatings Ltd
|Vernon Street Shirebrook NG20 8SS
|10 Clover Nook Road Clover Nook Industrial Estate South Normanton DE55 4RF
|Fibre Technology Ltd
|Brookhill Road Pinxton NG16 6NT
|Imperial Forecourts Ltd
|Bridgehouse Garage Sheffield Road Renishaw S21 3WA
|Carter Lane Motor Services Carter Lane Shirebrook NG20 8AH6
|H K S Retail Ltd
|Meteor Service Station 2 Alfreton Road South Normanton DE55 2AS
|Shell Chesterfield South (3007) M1 JCT 28-29 Tibshelf DE55 5TZ
|Shell Chesterfield North (3008) M1 JCT 28-29 Tibshelf DE55 5TZ
|Sherwood Truck & Van Limited
|Berristow Lane Blackwell DE55 2FH
|Tesco Store Ltd
|Tesco Petrol Filling Station PVRII Mill Green Way Clowne S43 4LJ
|Mr S Elanchelian
|Bolsover Service Station High Street Bolsover S44 6HF
|8 Bluebell Close Alfreton DE55 4RD
|1 Bluebell Close Alfreton DE55 4RD
|Radius Systems Ltd
|Beristow Lane Alfreton DE55 2JJ
|Reader Cement Products Ltd
|Kirkby Lane Pinxton NG16 6HX
|Erewash Aggregates Limited
|Fourways Kirkby Lane Pinxton NG16 6HW
|Apollo Chemicals Ltd
|10 Sawpit Industrial Estate Tibshelf DE55 5NH
|GEB Surface Treatments Ltd
|Wharf Road Industrial Estate Pinxton NG16 6LE
|Capital Refractories LTD
|Station Road Clowne S434AB
|Nithu and Lathu
|High Street Garage 108 High Street Tibshelf DE55 5NU
Existing Permit Holders
Varying a Permit
If a permit holder decides to make a change in the operation of their installation, we must be notified 14 days prior to the change being made. If the proposed change requires any environmental permit conditions to be varied, an application for a variation will have to be made.
Transferring a permit
If a permit holder decides to change the operator’s trading name, registered name, registered company address we must be notified in writing 14 days prior to the change being made.
Before an environmental permit can be wholly or partially transferred to another person, an application form must be completed and submitted to us. Both the existing and proposed permit holders need to sign the application form.
Please contact us and a transfer form will be provided. Advice will also be given on the appropriate fee.
Surrendering a permit.