Current Environmental Permit Applications for Public Consultation

DPS Solutions Limited have applied to Monmouthshire County Council for an Environmental Permit to operate an Installation at:-

Unit 4, Severn Bridge Industrial Estate, Caldicot, Monmouthshire

The application is for a Small Waste Incineration Plant under Schedule 13 of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 and Chapter IV of the Industrial Emissions Directive (Directive 2010/75/EU.

The application documents are located here

Additional information is available here

Please make any comments on the application by 20th March 2018  by email to: – .

Please use “DPS Permit Application” in the subject line.

Additional Informational

DPS Process Solutions Limited have submitted additional information in support of their application which can be found here.  Any comments on the application can be made by email to: – . Please use DPS Permit Application in the subject line.

Monmouthshire County Council refused the permit application on 8th May 2018.  There is a 6 month period in which the applicant can appeal this decision.

We work with industries and businesses to control and minimise the release of emissions into the air, and to protect human health and the environment.

The current legislation for the control of industry emissions are the Pollution Prevention and Control Act 1999 and the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016

As well as the Environment Agency, we are responsible for regulating and working with industries and businesses to control emissions.

Industries which are regulated under the legislation are referred to as processes. They fall into one of three categories depending on the nature and size of the business.

The category that a process falls into determines both who the regulator will be and which emissions will be regulated. Businesses cannot operate unless we or the Environment Agency grant them an environmental permit. The permit will have conditions, which the business must comply.


Part A1 – Regulated by the Environment Agency
Part A2 – Regulated by the local authority
Part B – Regulated by the local authority

A1 and A2 processes have permits covering the full scope of environmental emissions (including emissions to air, land and water and noise and energy efficiency). Part B processes have permits covering emissions to air only unless they use solvents in which case spillages to land and water are also regulated.

Currently, we regulate 25 Part B processes; there are no Part A2 processes in Monmouthshire.

The Part A1 processes are regulated by the Environment Agency.

Part B processes:

  • 1 Bending, packing, loading and use of bulk cement
  • 1 Painting and coating of metal packaging
  • 1 Coating of metal and plastic
  • 3 Mobile Crushers
  • 2 mobile asphalt recyclers
  • 1 Re-spraying of road vehicles
  • 2 Dry cleaners
  • 14 Petrol filling stations with an annual throughput of petrol of more than 500,000 litres
    Operators of processes regulated under the legislation must hold an Environmental Permit.

The Environmental Health section issues the permit with certain conditions that the operator must abide by. The conditions are in place to control and limit emissions. We inspect the processes to ensure that the conditions are being met.

Further details of the above Environmental Permits can be found on the Public Register.




For further information please contact environmental health.

Useful links to external websites:

Natural Resources Wales
Welsh Government – Air Quality and Pollution Prevention
DEFRA Environmental Permitting