If your discharge is too large to qualify for an exemption or you are too close to a protected site, you will need to apply for a permit.
If you are applying for a permit for a small scale sewage discharge (for discharges up to 15 cubic metres into ground or up to 20 cubic metres a day to surface water) you will need to fill in the form on this page. The guidance notes will help you to complete it.
Please note: this application form can be filled in on your computer. However, you will need Adobe Version 7 or later to be able to use it. If you prefer to complete the form by hand, please print a copy out. You only need to fill in the sections of the form which are relevant to your application. However, you will need to go to each section and tick the appropriate boxes which will allow you to move on to the next section. If you are applying for a small scale sewage discharge (for discharges up to 15 cubic metres into ground or up to 20 cubic metres a day to surface water) you only need to fill in Part B6.5 and no other parts of the application pack:
There is a one-off charge for a permit application for a small sewage discharge up to 5 cubic metres per day of £125. The fee for over 5 cubic metres per day is £885.
We have also produced a Welsh language version of form B6.5 which you can print out, fill in and post to us:
You only need to send us one copy of the form.
If you are having difficulty filling in your application form then the following page may help you:
Pre-application discussions can help the quality of your application and reduce the risk and uncertainty that you may face when trying to get your permit. We strongly advise you to have a pre-application discussion with us so we can give you general advice on how to prepare your application.
For further help or to arrange a pre-application discussion, please telephone our National Customer Contact Centre on 03708 506 506.
You can also view examples of completed application forms:
If you are submitting a paper application form, please send the completed form to:
Permitting Support Centre
Environmental Permitting Team
99 Parkway Avenue
Parkway Business Park
Further details on our fees and charges can be found on our charges pages: