The Environmental Permitting Programme is a joint programme launched by Defra, Welsh Assembly Government and the Environment Agency, alongside other stakeholders,
which will modernise environmental regulation. The Programme aims to deliver a modernised permitting system, in line with EU requirements, sound environmental
policy and the Government's principles of good regulation. The new system aims to be better for industry, better for regulators and better for the environment.
The Consultation is due out this February. Read more about the programme: http://www.defra.gov.uk/environment/epp