Consultation on revisions to our public participation statement

Closes 1 Mar 2019

Opened 7 Jan 2019


We are proposing to revise our public participation statement for environmental permitting.

The statement explains when and how we consult on permit applications and standard rules for environmental permits.

The main revisions proposed are to:

  • refine the contents so it is easier and quicker to find what you need to know
  • include a list factors we consider when deciding if an application is ‘high public interest’
  • include when and how we consult on permit applications for: flood risk activities, medium combustion plant, and specified generators.

Responding to this consultation

Information is provided throughout the online tool which you access by clicking on the Respond online link below. The consultation document and the draft revision to our public particpation statement are listed in the Related section at the bottom of this page. Should you experience any difficulties accessing the documents please email

Why We Are Consulting

We would like your views on the proposed revisions to our public participation statement.

We want to ensure that the statement remains useful, clear and user-friendly. We’ll use your response to make any changes needed to the draft statement.

We aim to publish a consultation response and the finalised version of the public participation statement in March 2019.

Give us your views


  • Members of the public


  • Business and industry
  • Permits
  • Environmental permitting