Use the following guidance to help you complete your application and comply with the conditions of your environmental permit.
Our intensive farming guidance
'How to comply with your environmental permit for intensive farming’ specifies the standards and measures that intensive farming permit holders need to know.
Intensive farming permit holders do not need to refer to the basic technical guidance ‘How to comply with your environmental permit'.
Download the relevant part of ‘How to comply with your environmental permit for intensive farming’ (version 2, January 2010) below:
- How to comply with your environmental permit for intensive farming version 2 - Introduction and chapters (PDF, 678KB)
- Appendices 1 – 6 (manure/sampling analysis, BREF pig housing, BREF poultry housing, odour, noise, manure management planning) (PDF, 1MB)
- Appendix 7 (undertaking a housing review) (PDF, 89KB)
- Appendix 8 (undertaking a drainage review) (PDF, 104KB)
- Appendix 9 (producing a proposal for covering slurry stores) (PDF, 334KB)
- Appendix 10 (emission reduction plan) (PDF, 101KB)
- Appendix 11 (assessing dust control methods on poultry installations) (PDF, 102KB)
Please note – any reference in the following documents to the Pollution Prevention and Control Regulations should now be replaced with Environmental Permitting Regulations 2010. Any requirement relating to permitting under those Regulations has now been replaced by new requirements under the Environmental Permitting Regulations 2010 (EPR).
If your permit refers to version 1 of How to comply and other specific guidance you can download these below:
Download our intensive farming interpretation of an installation guidance below. Please note this guidance is being updated and will be published as an appendix to Regulatory Guidance Note 2 (RGN2) in the summer of 2011:
The horizontal guidance provides information relevant to all sectors regulated under EPR. It covers topics such as, noise, odour, energy efficiency, and protection of land.
Regulatory guidance notes are Environment Agency guidance on policy and legal issues associated with putting the environmental permitting regulations in place:
Making an application
There is one application form, which must be used to apply for a new bespoke permit or to vary, transfer or surrender your permit. Guidance on how to complete the form is provided:
Download our factsheet on applying for a permit for an overview of the process:
Example EPR intensive farming applications
Use our intensive farming example applications to help you complete your permit application:
Environmental Permitting charges
Our Environmental Permitting charges pages explain how much a permit will cost:
Environmental Permitting Regulations
Information to help you understand the wider regulatory framework:
Defra has produced a series of guidance documents. These include 'Core Environmental Permitting Guidance', which describes the general permitting and compliance requirements, and guidance on the European directives which are implemented through the Environmental Permitting Regulations: