Pollution can have a detrimental effect on the environment, our wildlife and ecosystems and human health.
The Council enforces legislation that keeps our air and environment clean.
We also issue permits for certain types of activity and take action against companies or individuals who break the rules regarding different types of pollution of air, water, noise, light and dust.
Find out more about how we regulate and control the following types of pollution:
Public registers allow you to check facts. They might provide what is needed to put your mind at rest about an environmental issue or give you the necessary information to raise questions with the people concerned.
Contact the Environment Agency if you would like to request to view a register.
Pollution prevention and control
Throughout Newark and Sherwood, all of the sites that have permits from us or the Environment Agency are listed on a public register.
The register contains copies of the permits and may include:
- emissions monitoring information
- details of any breaches of the conditions of the permit
- any enforcement actions we have carried out
- any applications to vary the conditions of the permit
Waste management licensing
Throughout Newark and Sherwood, all of the sites that have licences issued by the Environment Agency are listed on a public register.
The register contains a copy of the licence and may also include:
- monitoring information
- details of any breaches of the terms of the licence
- any enforcement actions that have been carried out
- any applications to vary the terms of the licence
Information relating to sites that are subject to regulatory action and remediation will be held on a register. Although the district does have large areas of land affected by contamination, there have been no formal determinations of 'Contaminated Land' in accordance with the statutory definition. This register currently has no entries in Newark and Sherwood.
Contents may include:
- remediation notices
- remediation statements
- remediation declarations
- land identified as contaminated land under Part IIA but which is subsequently dealt with under other environmental controls
- designation of Special Sites
- notification of remediation steps claimed to have been taken
- statements on appeals
Documents received and issued by the Environment Agency under the radioactive substances act are held on a register.
In light of concerns that release of certain information could be prejudicial to national security, certain information has been deemed sensitive. The risks associated with information related to closed and mobile source registrations have been assessed to be the most significant and this information has been removed from the registers.