We consult the public on all applications for bespoke permits and those variations that involve substantial change. In some cases we also consult on draft decisions for environmental permits. This page lists the open consultations on draft decisions.
Our Public participation statement tells you more about when we consult.
What does this involve?
We put the following information on the Public Register.
- a decision document that explains our proposed decision and the reasons and considerations on which we’ve based this
- additional relevant information available since the application was advertised
- any information or guidance provided by the Secretary of State relevant to the application
You can find out more about how we make decisions here:
The technical guidance and tools we use to assist our decision making which are available here.
The adverts linked here explain what the draft decision is about, which Environment Agency and local authority offices you can visit to see the application and draft decision documents on our public register and when you need to comment by. The deadline for comments is 20 working days from the date the advert is put on the web. If you can’t get to a local office to see the application documents you can ring us on 03708 506 506 to ask for a copy on CD or paper.
Normally we must put any responses we receive on the public register. Please tell us if you don’t want your response to be public.
Once we’ve made our final decision we place a copy of it in the public register, together with the reasons and considerations on which we have based this decision, including information on the public participation process. If we don’t receive any representations within 20 working days, we include a statement that none have been made.
Each month we publish a summary of all permitting decisions on our website.
Consultations on draft decisions
Open consultations are listed below: