Industrial pollution

Companies carrying out activities that could potentially cause emissions to air, land or water may need to hold an Environmental Permit under the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2007

If certain changes occur to the activity, or the company changes hands, then the permit may need to be varied or transferred. If the activity ceases, then the permit will need to be surrendered.

View the current public register of permit holders

Fees and charges

Fees will be payable for applications and conditions will be attached to all permits. There may also be a charge to vary, transfer or surrender an existing permit. Annual subsistence fees are payable each year; fees for the current year can be found on the DEFRA website.

How to apply

Tell us about a change to your existing circumstances or to pay an annual subsistence fee

Either submit your application online or return 3 copies of your completed application form, together with the appropriate fee, to:

Regulatory Services (Commercial)
Southampton City Council
Civic Centre
Southampton SO14 7LY