Does your project need a construction site licence?

The Controlled Activities Regulations 2011, Scotland Applies to – Scotland and Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) Any construction activity in Scotland leading to a discharge to the water environment, abstraction, and physical works in rivers and lochs can threaten the water environment and therefore may be subject to regulatory control. The Water Environment (Controlled Activities)…

The Water Framework Directive

The Water Framework Directive Applies to – UK Link here The Water Framework Directive (WFD) came into force on 22nd December 2000 and was put into UK law (transposed) in 2003 and is designed to improve and integrate how water bodies are managed throughout Europe. The Purpose The purpose of the Water Framework Directive is…

Regulatory position statements – temporary dewatering from excavations to surface water

Applies to – England The Environment Agency (EA) is not currently enforcing the need for an environmental permit in specific cases for some activities, called Regulatory position statements. These regulatory position statements (RPSs) explain when you do not need to apply for a permit for those activities. The example of ‘temporary dewatering from excavations to…

Does your project pose a threat to the water environment?

The Controlled Activities Regulations 2011, Scotland Applies to – Scotland and Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) Any construction activity in Scotland leading to a discharge to the water environment, abstraction, and physical works in rivers and lochs can threaten the water environment and therefore may be subject to regulatory control. The Water Environment (Controlled Activities)…

On Site Mitigation – Know your site!

Environmental Clerk of Works in the UK Environmental issues, and especially water quality and surface water runoff, are a significant challenge on many construction sites and were the focus of a recent one-day conference conducted by the Association of Environmental and Ecological Clerk of Works (AEECoW) (http://www.aeecow.com/) in Glasgow, Scotland. We’ve extracted some of the…