New Environmental Permitting Regulations 2016 come into force

The new Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 came into force on 1st January 2017.

Whilst there are no major changes as a result of the new regulations, they provide a consolidated system of environmental permitting in England and Wales and transpose provisions of fifteen EU Directives which impose obligations requiring delivery through permits or which are capable of being delivered through permits.

Previous environmental permitting regulations revoked

The new Environmental Permitting Regulations 2016 revoke the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) 2007 (and amendments) as well as the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010. They also amend a wide number of acts including Control of Pollution Act 1974, Water Industry Act 1991, Clean Air Act 1993 and Goods Vehicles (Licensing of Operators) Act 1995. One hundred and twenty-one Statutory Instruments also have amendments made under these Regulations.

Find out more

If you have an environmental management system, it is likely that you will need to update your legal register.  Find out more about how Wiser Environment can assist with our environmental management system and integrated management system services.

Find out more about the Environmental Permitting Regulations 2016 by downloading the 2016 regulations.

For further advice on environmental permitting or any of our other services, please call us on 01480 462 232.

Further environmental permitting developments

There have been further developments since the Environmental Permitting Regulations 2016 came into force.  In late November 2018, DEFRA quietly laid before Parliament the Environmental Protection (Miscellaneous Amendments) (England and Wales) Regulations 2018.  Find out about the far reaching consequences of the EPR amends.

Looking for new opportunity for 2017?

Wiser Environment is looking to recruit a consultant specialising in management systems and auditing.

Our ideal candidate will have at least five years’ experience in developing and implementing management systems as well as compliance and legal compliance auditing. You will be expected to provide practical recommendations and improvements to clients, providing a high standard of work and developing relationships to preferred supplier status.

An independent environmental consultancy, we are a close knit team that works very closely with our clients that range from recycling and waste management companies to facilities managers and professional services. We value our staff and the quality service they deliver to our clients and provide a flexible and encouraging working environment.

As a Wiser Environment consultant you will be based in St Ives, Cambridgeshire and service clients across the UK.

If you are looking for a new opportunity and challenge for 2017, download the job description here and send your CV and a covering letter to

No agencies please.