Pollution Prevention & Control (PPC) Consultants

Major industrial, energy, waste and manufacturing sites require an environmental permit to operate under the Pollution Prevention and Control (PPC) Regulations in Scotland. This regulation requires industrial sites and installations, to hold a permit to operate.  IKM’s team of Pollution Prevention Control (PPC) Permitting consultants can offer advice on:

  • Best Available Techniques (BAT) to mitigate pollution and reduce it to ensure compliance with PPC permit.
  • BAT reference documents (BREF’s) are extensive and IKM will use a bespoke approach to each installation’s requirements to ensure the environmental regulator is satisfied.
  • Emissions, including air, water and land, that may impact adjacent receptors and need to be considered

Our team has many years of experience providing environmental permitting support to operators and has previous experience in working for SEPA. This ensures that we can assist clients in achieving their permitting requirements, including:

  • New PPC permits
  • PPC Variations
  • PPC Surrender applications
  • Groundwater and soil monitoring
  • Preparation of soil & groundwater monitoring plans
  • Investigation of loss of containment incidents
  • Design and completion of site condition and baseline reports for new and varied permits

Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH)

Our team has been assisting clients with environmental permitting and site condition assessments in relation to PPC since it was first introduced in 2000.

Our pragmatic approach to meeting permitting requirements, combined with our experience in CDOIF and Environmental Risk Assessments (ERA’s) means IKM has an excellent reputation and working relationship with environmental regulators and with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).


Our clients priority is to successfully gain regulatory consent for permits, or to achieve surrender of a PPC permit in a cost-effective and timely manner.

IKM also understand the complexities from the client perspective: budget restrictions, unforeseen below-ground contamination and lack of regulator engagement.

Our team will offer proactive advice to ensure where possible we mitigate unforeseen delays and budgetary spend to help achieve successful outcomes.

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