Apply for an environmental permit

Eligibility, penalties and regulation summary


The following main points and additional information might also be helpful:

  • Applications must be made on the form provided by the regulator, or online and must include specified information which will vary depending on the operation
  • If further information is required the applicant will be notified by the regulator and they must provide this information or the application will be deemed to be withdrawn and the application returned with the fee
  • The application must be from the operator of the regulated facility


The level of fees and charges for operating permitted processes are set by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs DEFRA. The current level of fees can be found on their website by following the links below:

 Application evaluation process

An application period of 120 Calendar days is required.

Will tacit consent apply

Tacit consent will not apply.

To appeal against decisions

Please contact Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council in the first instance. An applicant who is refused an environmental permit may appeal to the appropriate authority. In England the appropriate authority is the Secretary of State. Appeals must be lodged no later than six months from the date of the decision.