Consultation outcome: Biowaste permits: review to improve environmental outcomes

Environment Agency

September 26
09:46 2019

Biowaste permits: review to improve environmental outcomes - response document

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Detail of outcome

The response document summarises the main comments and the actions well take. We will run another consultation on our proposed amendments to the standard rules permits for biowaste treatment.

Detail of feedback received

We had 11 responses to the consultation. This included 7 from site operators and 4 from trade associations. There were no comments from members of the public.

Original consultation


Call for evidence - we want your views on our permitting approach and requirements for biowaste activities.

This consultation was held on another website.

This consultation ran from

Consultation description

The Environment Agency wants to work with the biowaste treatment sector to contribute to the governments:

We want to make sure that any amendments made to the permitting of biowaste facilities:

  • benefits society
  • reduces environmental risk
  • are affordable

Were asking for evidence to gather views about the permitting framework and some areas of the available guidance.

Well use your responses to help inform changes to our permit conditions and standard rules requirements.


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