SWIP consultation

Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016
SI 2016/1154 Regulation 13 and Schedule 5, Paragraph 6

Application for an Environmental Permit to operate an installation at;
SCS Waste, Hangar 3, Rudford Industrial Estate, Ford Road, Ford, West Sussex, BN18 0BD

This is to inform you that we have received the above application for a permit to operate a Schedule 13 Small Waste Incineration Plant for the co-incineration of refuse derived fuel and invite comments on the application.

The application has been placed on the public register held by Arun District Council, and has been placed on the council’s website at the following address:  www.arun.gov.uk/swip-consultation

The application can also be inspected free of charge by appointment, during normal office hours at Civic Centre, Maltravers Road, Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN17 5LF.

Issues we can and cannot take account of

We can take account of: 

  • relevant environmental regulatory requirements and technical standards
  • information on local population and sensitive sites
  • comments on whether the right process is being used for the activity, for example whether the technology is the right one
  • the shape and use of the land around the site in terms of its potential impact, whether that impact is acceptable and what pollution control or abatement may be required
  • the impact of noise and odour from traffic on site
  • permit conditions by providing information that we have not been made aware of in the application, or by correcting incorrect information in the application (e.g. monitoring and techniques to control pollution)

We cannot take account of: 

  • issues beyond those in the relevant environmental regulations
  • anything outside the remit of the EPR, e.g. the proposed location of the site, which is done by the local authority via land use planning
  • whether a site should have a formal designation under Habitats Directive or other conservation legislation
  • whether the activity should be allowed or not as a matter of principle
  • land use issues when determining a permit application, even if changing the location of the activity would improve its environmental performance
  • the impact of noise and odour from traffic travelling to and from the site
  • the legally defined process we follow to determine a permit
  • the granting of a permit if the operator is able to demonstrate that they can carry out the activity without significant risk to the environment or human health
How to submit your comments

Any written comments on the application should be made to Arun District Council at SWIP.consultation@arun.gov.uk or to the address above by 31 May 2024.

Any written comments will be placed on the public register unless they include a statement requesting that this is not done. If there is such a request the register itself will just include a note that representations have been made which are not on the register because of such a request.

Any representation you make by 31 May 2024 will be considered in determining the application although we will be unable to respond to comments individually. 

For further information or questions

If further information is required please contact the team via email SWIP.consultation@arun.gov.uk, by calling 01903 737755 or by post:

Environmental Health, Arun District Council

Arun Civic Centre

Maltravers Road


West Sussex

BN17 5LF

Consultation documents