Regulation of Industrial Processes

Certain industrial activities have the potential to cause pollution risks to human health and the environment. These activities are regulated under the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 via an environmental permit issued by either the Environment Agency or the local authority. This ensures that they have in place proper controls over the activities carried out within their site.

Permits can cover water, land and air pollution, radioactive contamination and other environmental hazards. The standards of protection take account of the nature of the hazard, the cost of mitigating the impact and the risks to the environment and human health, using the principle of best available technique.

North East Derbyshire District Council is required to hold a public register of information for all sites holding an environmental permit within the district. You can view the Public Register during normal office hours at our Mill Lane Offices. You may wish to Contact Us in advance if you have specific questions or need technical advice.

For information about environmental permits issued by the Environment Agency you can contact them directly. North East Derbyshire District Council holds information for the Environment Agency relating to site that they regulate in our area and this is available on our Public Register.