Environmental Permit Surrender and Variation for LKM

Paul Downing

London Kent Metals have been upgrading their operations in the south-east and their operations at Chatham Docks and this has involved environmental permit surrender, variation and new permit applications.

Paul Downing & Associates have been working with LKM for the last 12 months to help with surrendering of older style waste management licences and applying for newer standard rules and bespoke environmental permits.

The waste management permitting system which is regulated by the Environment Agency puts tight controls on companies such as LKM and ensures that the protection of the environment is paramount when any work is considered for a new permit or the surrender and clean- up associated with an older style waste management licence.

Some of the surveys involved in recent work has involved

  • Site condition reports
  • Sustainable Urban Drainage
  • Pest Control Planning
  • Fire Risk Assessment
  • Odour Management Plans
  • Environmental Management Systems
  • Drainage Risk Assessments

The permit process can be lengthy and involved and may include consultations with the public and other interested parties. Typically a permit application can take from 4-12 months to be fully completed from start of work to grant by the regulator.

If you need help or advice on any aspect of your permit process, please call us on 07790147084 for an informal initial discussion


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