Environmental permitting charges

Last Updated: 27 August 2021

The fees listed below reflect the Local Authority Pollution Prevention and Control (LAPPC) charges.

Application fee
Type of process Fee
Standard Process (includes solvent emission activities) * £1,650
Additional fee for operating without a permit £1,188
Service Station PVR I / Dry Cleaner £155
Service Station PVR I & II combined £257
Vehicle refinishers & other reduced fee activities * £362
Reduced fee activities: additional fee for operating without a permit £71
Standard Mobile Crushing & Screening Plant (not using simplified permits):
For first and second applications
£1,650
For the third to seventh applications £985
For the eighth and subsequent applications £498

* Where the above is for a combined Part B and waste site, combined solvent and waste site or combined Part B, solvent and waste site (under Regulation 33 Direction), add £279.

Annual subsistence fee
Type of process Fee
Standard Process Low £772 (*+£104)
Standard Process Medium £1,161 (*+£156)
Standard Process High £1,747 (*+£207)
Service Station PVR I/Dry Cleaner
Low/Medium/High
£79/£158/£237
Service Station PVR I & II combined Low/Medium/High £113/£226/£341
Vehicle refinishers & other reduced fee activities
Low/Medium/High
£228/£365/£548
Standard Mobile Crushing and Screening Plant (not using simplified permits):
For the first and second permit
Low/Medium/High

£626/£1,034/£1,551

For the third to seventh permits £385/£617/£924
For the eighth and subsequent permits £198/£314/£473
Late payment fee £52

* To be added where the above is for a combined Part B and waste site, combined solvent and waste site or combined Part B, solvent and waste site (under Regulation 33 Direction).
Where a Part B site is subject to E-PRTR Regulations reporting, add £104 to above.

Transfer and surrender fee
Type of process Fee
Standard Process Transfer £169
Standard Process Partial Transfer £497

New operator at low risk reduced fee activity (extra one-off subsistence charge
to cover additional risk assessment)

£78
Surrender No fee
Reduced Fee Process Transfer No fee
Reduced Fee Process Partial Transfer £47
Temporary transfer of mobile plant permit:
For the first transfer;
For repeat transfers following enforcement or warning

£53

£53

Substantial change
Type of process Fee
Standard Process £1,050
Standard Process where the substantial change results in a new PPC activity £1,650
Reduced fee activities

£102

NB. Subsistence charges can be paid in four equal instalments paid on 1 April, 1 July, 1 October and 1 January. Where paid quarterly the total amount payable to the local authority will be increased by £38.