Consultation on revisions to our public participation statement

Closed 1 Mar 2019

Opened 7 Jan 2019

Results updated 21 Mar 2019

The consultation response report below summarises your responses and outlines where we have made amendments to the Public Participation Statement as a result. We have also explained where we have not been able to take comments on board.

We received 8 direct responses to the consultation, which included 2 from site operators, 2 from trade associations and 4 from members of the public. We also received a number of comments made through our consultation on charging proposals from April 2019.

Our revised Public Participation Statement is on GOV.UK.


Published responses

View submitted responses where consent has been given to publish the response.


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 your views matter

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.

What happens next

Our consultation on revisions to our public participation statement has now closed. We would like to thank all those who took the time to respond.

We will now consider your comments and produce a consultation response that sets out our final view on the proposals. We aim to publish this document by 18/03/19 and will be made available on this web page.

We aim to publish the finalised version of the public participation statement in March 2019.

Thank you for your interest in this consultation.


  • Members of the public


  • Business and industry
  • Permits
  • Environmental permitting