Environmental permits

We regulate certain types of industries to reduce pollution and in particular improve air quality. We issue permits for certain industrial activities which require a permit.

We carry out inspections using a risk based approach, those with a higher pollution potential are inspected more frequently. If a company breaches permit conditions we can take enforcement action which may lead to prosecution.

We issue permits for certain industrial activities which require a permit. Details of the industrial activities which require a permit can be found in Part 2 of Schedule 1 of the The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 and are split into three categories namely A1, A2 and Part B activities.

A1 activities

The Environment Agency control A1 activities, which are the larger more polluting and complex industries e.g.  power stations. Contact the Environment Agency.

A2 activities

We undertake the inspection and regulation of all Part A2 Activities within the Borough (currently none). These activities can include large foundries and  brick manufacturers. The Part A2 activities regime is known as Local Authority Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (LA-IPPC) and have related Icon for pdf permit fees and charges [87.54KB].

You can apply and pay online.

Part B activities

Part B activities include activities such as vehicle re-spraying, furniture manufacture and unloading of petrol. The Part B activities regime is known as Local Authority Pollution Prevention and Control (LAPPC).

You can apply and pay online.


DEFRA provides further information guidance on the policy and permitting procedures for activities subject to LA-IPPC and LAPPC under the Environmental Permitting Regulations 2016.


Fees for environmental permits are set by Central Government. The current fees can be found on DEFRA's website .  Please note that the 2017/18 Fees were published by DEFRA on 8 August 2017.

Public register

Register of A1 and A2 Icon for pdf processes in Runnymede [100.4KB]

Register of Part B Icon for pdf processes in Runnymede [137.11KB].

The Environment Agency Public Register is also available.