Environmental permits

Under the Environmental Permitting Regulations 2016 ("the Regulations") the District Council must regulate certain types of businesses. This regulation is to reduce any pollution these businesses may cause and, in particular, to help improve air quality. These are known as Part A2 or Part B regulated facilities. Part A1 facilities are regulated by the Environment Agency. Full details of what activities require a permit can be found in Schedule 1 of the Regulations. Businesses which operate these premises must have a permit.

Fees and charges

The operator or permit holder must pay a fee to apply for the permit and an annual subsistence fee to retain the permit. The application fee is to cover the costs incurred by the District Council to process the application and prepare a permit for the activity being undertaken and the annual subsistence fee is to cover the costs incurred by the District Council in undertaking its duties in inspecting the business. These charges are in line with the polluter pays principle. The fees are set annually by Defra.


If you wish to apply for a permit please contact the District Council. (insert hyperlink to contact us page) Some installations may require planning permission and it is recommended that the operator makes both applications in parallel whenever possible.

Variation of permit

If you operate an existing installation with a Part B permit issued by Derbyshire Dales District Council, and wish to vary your permit please use this form [PDF 61KB].

Transfer of permit

If you have recently purchased an installation that holds a Part B permit issued by us, or have undergone a change of ownership, please complete a transfer form [pdf 57kb].

Surrender of permit

If you wish to surrender your existing permit, please complete this form [PDF

Public Register

The Public Register is a register of all processes that operate in Derbyshire Dales under the Environmental Permitting Regulations 2016. A current list of all regulated facilities can be downloaded below.

public register list

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