Environment permitting - part A2 variation form

  1. Summary

    Substantial changes to a Permitted Process need to be registered with the local authority where it is operating.

    The changes in the process are reviewed by the local authority regulator and incorporated into the operating conditions for the process. A revised Environmental Permit is then issued to the operator, following public consultation on the changes.

  2. Fees

    See environmental permitting charges guidance

  3. Application and guidance notes

    For  an application form for an A2 permit email contact@manchester.gov.uk


  4. Attachments required

    Variation of the permit may need to be accompanied by attachments which clarify the changes to the process and how emissions to air and the wider environment will be controlled to prescribed standards and could include:

    • Site map showing the site layout and process changes
    • Technical reports providing details of the changes to the process, the predicted emissions and the process controls to best available techniques.

  5. Processing and timescales

    The details of the process changes are reviewed to ensure that all the necessary information has been included in the variation form. The local authority officer will acknowledge the application and either seek further information from the applicant, or confirm that the application has been ‘duly made’.

  6. Legislation

    If further information is required the applicant will be notified by the regulator and they must provide this information or the application will be deemed to be withdrawn.

    The application must be from the operator of the regulated facility.

    For waste operations no permit will be granted unless any required planning permission had first been granted. 

    Read the summary of regulation relating to this permit

  7. Validity and renewals

    The Permit will remain in force until it is either surrendered or revoked. There is an annual subsistence fee charged for the regulation of the process to the prescribed standards.

  8. Register

    View the part A2 register

  9. Complaints

    Email contact@manchester.gov.uk in the first instance.

    An applicant who is refused an environmental permit may appeal to the appropriate authority (Secretary of State). Appeals must be lodged no later than six months from the date of the decision.

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