Standard Rules permits for medium combustion plant and specified generator activities
What type of permit do I need?
We offer eight standard rule permit options for medium combustion plant or specified generator activities. If you can meet the criteria set out in the relevant rule set and accompanying generic risk assessment, you can benefit from a standard rule option.
Can I qualify for a standard rule permit?
To qualify for a standard rule permit you must be able to meet:
- the rules (conditions) of the relevant rule set or sets, and
- the ways of working set out in the Generic Risk Assessment that goes along with the relevant rule set or sets
You must also be confident that you can follow the guidance on how to comply with your environmental permit.
To see if there is a suitable option for you:
- Look at the standard rule options at the bottom of this page
- Read carefully through the full standard rules set and the associated generic risks assessment
You must pay attention to the location and operating restrictions.
If you’re happy you can meet the requirements, you can apply for the standard rule permit using the application forms and guidance at the bottom of this page.
What should I know before I apply?
The application forms and guidance tell you what reports, plans, assessments and other information we need. Our environmental permit guidance documents will help you put these things together.
Make sure you read all relevant environmental permitting guidance on medium combustion plant or specified generator activities on Gov.uk before you apply, and how to comply with your permit.
If you’re still not sure about whether you need a permit, or what you must do, we can help.
How do I apply?
- Complete all relevant application forms from the document download section at the bottom of this page
- Include the correct application fee with the application
- Make sure you send us all the supporting information we need to assess your application
The application form guidance will help you. Please make sure you read it when filling out the forms. If you don’t send us all the information we need, it will take longer to assess your application.
How long does a permit application take to process?
The legal guide to assess standard rule applications and surrenders is three months. It is four months for bespoke applications, and two months to transfer the permit holder. It can take longer if we need to ask you for more information.
Time starts when we tell you we have all the information we need. The information we need is set out in the application forms and accompanying guidance.
Look at our service levels for more information on what you can expect from us.
How can I get help and advice?
Read the application form guidance before you fill out the forms. This will help you understand the information we need.
If you have a general query about medium combustion plant or specified generator activities, or if you’re unsure whether you can benefit from a transitional period, or which transitional period applies to you, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want more help, you can use our pre-application advice service. There may be a charge for this. You can talk to your permit compliance officer if you already have one. If you’re not sure who this is, or you don’t already have one, please get in touch with us.