Last reviewed 26 January 2022

The Environment Agency has updated its guidance on applying for an environmental permit for an A1 installation.

An A1 installation is a facility that carries out industrial processes such as refineries, food and drink factories and intensive farming activities. They also include certain waste activities like disposing of waste to landfill, hazardous waste treatment and waste incineration.

One of two types of permit will be required to operate an A1 installation either a permit that is set to a standard set of rules for common activities or one that is bespoke and tailored to the business’ activities.

A low impact installation will be required to have a low environmental impact because of its design, including during start-up, shutdown, or abnormal operating conditions.

Links to biowaste activities for the standard set of rules permit have been added to the guidance.

The waste environmental permits guidance has been similarly updated.