Apply for a new bespoke permit for water discharges
Our staff are now home working wherever possible. This means we can't accept paper application forms at this time. You will be able to submit forms via email.
You will need Microsoft Word 2010 or equivalent to be able to use the electronic forms.
Whilst we hope to keep disruption to a minimum, please be aware there may be a longer processing time during this period of transition.
Look at our How to apply for an environmental permit page before you apply, for up-to-date information on the application process.
When opening the forms, you may need to click 'View, Edit document' or 'Enable content'. Look at our How to apply for an environmental permit page for more information on using our application forms.
If you are applying for a new permit it is advisable that you have the relevant permissions (ie a granted Natural Resource Wales permit) prior to purchasing and installing the proposed treatment system.
Application form Part A - About you
Guidance notes Part A - How to complete Part A of our application form
- All applications for new bespoke permits must include a completed Part B2, unless completing the B6.5
- For sewage and/or trade discharges you will need to complete the relevant sections on Part B6 – see Table 1 on page 2
Please note: You only need to complete questions that are relevant to what you are applying for. Table 1 – About the Effluent, in Part B6 describes the different effluent types and what questions need to be completed.
You can use a B6.5 form if you are applying to discharge treated sewage effluent up to 15 cubic metres (15m3) a day into ground or up to 20 cubic metres (20m3) a day to surface water. Please note: you do not need to fill in any of the other forms with this particular application.
Application Form Part B2 - Apply for a bespoke permit: General
Guidance notes Part B2 - How to complete Part B2 of our application form
Application Form Part B6 - Apply for bespoke water discharge and groundwater (point source) activities
Guidance notes Part B6 - How to complete Part B6 of our application form
Application Form Part B6.5 - Apply for a bespoke permit to discharge treated domestic sewage effluent up to fifteen cubic metres (15m3) a day into ground or up to twenty cubic metres (20m3) a day to surface water
Guidance notes Part B6.5 - How to complete Part B6.5 of our application form
All applications for sewage (over 15 cubic metres into ground or over 20 cubic metres a day to surface water) or trade discharges must include a completed Part F2. For standalone groundwater discharges/spreading activities you will need to complete a Part F1.
Application Form Part F1 - Opra, charges and declarations
Guidance notes Part F1 - How to complete Part F1 of our application form
Application Form Part F2 - Charging for discharges (C for D) charges and declarations
Guidance notes Part F2 - How to complete Part F2 of our application form
How to pay
You can pay for your permit application in the following ways:
Call us on 0300 065 3000 between 9 and 5, Monday to Friday.
by BACS transfer to:
Company name: Natural Resources Wales
Company address: Income Department, PO Box 663, Cardiff, CF24 0TP
Address: National Westminster Bank Plc., 2 1/2 Devonshire Square, London, EC2M 4BA
Sort code: 60-70-80
Account number: 10014438
Fees and charges
Read more about fees and charges in our environmental permitting charging scheme.
Send your completed application form to:
Permit Receipt Centre
Natural Resources Wales
29 Newport Road