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Environmental consent and enforcement notice: forms and guidance

How to make an environmental consent or enforcement notice appeal.

You have the right to make an environmental appeal to Scottish Ministers where decisions are made by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) or Scottish Water in the following types of cases:

  • pollution prevention and control
  • water environment
  • waste management
  • radioactive substances
  • environmental impact assessment - agriculture
  • private water supplies

Visit SEPA's website to find out more about different environmental issues.

The attached guidance explains:

  • what the appeals process is
  • how to complete and submit your form
  • how to get in touch
  • how to submit documents to the DPEA electronically
The time scale for appeal will be explained in the authority's notice. You should contact the authority if you are unsure of the time scale. You must also send a copy of the appeal to the relevant planning authority.

There is no fee for this type of appeal. Everybody who participates in the process is normally expected to cover their own expenses.

You can track the progress of your appeal online.

More information

Environmental Legislation provides context to these specific types of appeals.

Code of Practice: Procedures for Handling Environmental Appeals Through Hearings or Local Inquiries provides context to these specific types of appeals.

A guide to planning appeals explains what can be appealed to ministers and provides context for our appeals forms.

environmental appeal form.pdf

4 page PDF

environmental appeal notes.pdf

6 page PDF

Electronic Best Practice.pdf

2 page PDF

planning appeal process guide chart.pdf

1 page PDF


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Telephone: 01324 696400

Scottish Government
Planning and Environmental Appeals Division
4 The Courtyard
Callendar Business Park
Callendar Road

19 Apr 2016
Environmental consent and enforcement notice: forms and guidance