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