- Planning and waste permitting applications
- H1 environmental impact assessments
- Planning and permitting disputes
Our goal is to assist our clients to get their projects planned, built and operated on schedule, while meeting their own expectations for impacts on the environment. We help to bring these issues into the project planning process early on to achieve environmental objectives; enable cost savings; and avoid significant approval and other delays.
We have a thorough understanding of local regulatory systems and cultural sensitivities and as appropriate, we incorporate a variety of different impact assessments into the process.
The environmental permit application may require you to submit a site condition report (SCR) in order to establish baseline conditions, as you will be required to restore the land to this condition on surrender of the permit some years later after you have ceased operations. The SCR will usually consist of a desktop survey but you may need to include intrusive soil and groundwater testing if there has been a previous contaminative land use.
The complexity of your environmental permit application will be determined by your process or business type. Scoping the work required at the outset is the key to preparing a successful application. Even if you would prefer to put the environmental permit application together in-house, either due to resource limitations or due to the wisdom of seeking an external review, it may be better to outsource the whole project.
If you require an environmental assessment to supplement your in-house permit application or if you have a procedural dispute with a local authority or the Environment Agency, we have the experience to assist you.
Partner , Knights
Principal, Vincent Brown Associates
Specialist UK and EU Waste & Environment Law Practice
Managing Director, Cleansing Service Group
Barrister, 6 Pump Court Chambers