October 01, 2017

Developments in Environmental Permitting in the United Kingdom

Andrew Waite

Traditionally, environmental legislation in the United Kingdom has adopted a sectoral approach: a different regime for each environmental medium or problem type. Among other things, this has involved different regulators and different licensing rules. For example, whether a licence needed to be transferred to the buyer of a facility, and, if so, how, depended on the requirements of the applicable legislation. Such issues can be confusing for those who must comply with a mass of different rules.

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