We have produced one rule set allowing an operator to operate mobile plant for land treatment activities on notified agricultural or non-agricultural land in England and Wales, resulting in benefit to agriculture or ecological improvement.
Standard Rules SR2010No4 Mobile plant for landspreading has now been updated. Version 3.0 is now available for use by operators who have a permit that refers to this set of standard rules.
Applying for a standard permit
You can apply for a standard permit if you can comply with the standard rules and meet the following risk criteria:
- The wastes spread are suitable for landspreading and are specified within the standard rules
- No more than 3,000 tonnes of waste shall be stored at any one time per deployment
- Waste shall be stored for no longer than 12 months
- The activity must not be carried out within 50m from any spring or well or any borehole used to supply water for domestic or food production purposes
The quantity of waste applied per hectare shall not exceed that in the agreed deployment form and in any case no more than the following quantities of waste shall be spread on the land in any period of 12 months:
- In the case of soil from washing and cleaning sugar beet (02 04 01) 1,500 tonnes per hectare
In the case of dredging spoil from inland waters, (17 05 06) 5000 tonnes per hectare
In the case of any other waste, no more than 250 tonnes per hectare
Applying for a bespoke permit
If you cannot comply with any of the standard rules, or meet any one of the criteria listed above, then you must apply for a bespoke permit. Your application must include additional information about the criteria that you cannot meet and how you intend to control the associated risks:
Cost of standard permits
The cost of standard permits can be found within our charging scheme. Please visit the Environmental Permitting (EP) charges page:
You can find the standard rules sets, generic risk assessment, guidance and application form by using the links below.
Look at the standard rules that you want to apply for and check that:
- the permitted activities include all the ones that you want to carry out
- the permitted waste types include all the wastes that you want to treat the land with
- you can comply with all the other rules. We have written guidance to help you understand how to comply with the rules
Download and check the rules:
We carried out a risk assessment to develop the risk criteria for these activities to produce the standard rules. We have provided it for your information, but you do not need to agree with it or send us a signed copy:
Record of changes to standard rules and generic risk assessment
A record of the changes to the standard rules and generic risk assessment since they were first published is available from the link below. The record of change was last updated in June 2012. If you operate under this set of standard rules, you must comply with the current version that is linked to this web page:
Guidance on how to comply with your standard permit
Guidance is also provided in a document called 'How to Comply with your Environmental Permit'. This is available to download from our Environmental Permitting guidance page:
Application form and explanatory notes
The Environmental Permitting Regulations application form for standard permits is available from the link below.
Please read the guidance notes for LPD1 before filling in the deployment form. This form may only be used for deployments for the landspreading of waste where the operator holds a standard permit referring to the Standard Rules above.
These forms can either be filled out electronically or by hand. To complete this by hand please print it first.
You are required to submit a benefit statement to support your deployment application.