Environmental protection


Businesses have a duty of care to ensure that they do not cause short or long term damage to our environment. Many business activities are carefully regulated to ensure this doesn't happen. Furthermore, many businesses have realised that acting in a socially and environmentally responsible way is more than just a legal duty. It can affect your bottom line and the long term success of your business.

Your local authority’s environmental health department will offer both free advice and chargeable services on a range of environmental issues.

By contacting your local Environmental Protection team early on they can help your business by advising on regulations and permits, how to avoid complaints from neighbours and how to avoid any enforcement action.

Direct impacts on your business 

It is your legal obligation to ensure compliance with all relevant legislation. Failure to do so could result in enforcement action by your local authority.

Resources you should know about

  • Public space protection orders

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