Apply for a bespoke permit for an installation
Consultation starts 21 August 2023 on our replacement for OPRA for Installations permit applications and runs until 12 November 2023. For more details, see our consultation.
Before you apply
You will need to apply for a bespoke permit if you fall within Schedule 1 of the Environmental Permitting Regulations 2010 (as amended), as described on the installations homepage. The link 'Do I need to apply for a permit or register an exemption' provides details of the different sectors where your activity may apply.
How to apply
On this page you’ll find application forms for a new bespoke permit and the guidance notes to complete the application forms. You must fill in part A and F and complete the appropriate part B sections.
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 tips on using our application forms.
Please note: Once you have selected the right parts of the form you only need to fill in the sections of that form which are relevant to your application.
If you are having difficulty filling in your application then the information in the 'Help with you application' section below may help you. If you require some pre application advice please use the contact details below.
To work out how much you need to pay, you'll need to fill in the Operational Risk Assessment (OPRA) spreadsheet.
Application form Part A - About you
Guidance notes Part A - How to complete Part A of our application form
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 B3 - Apply for bespoke installation activities
Guidance notes Part B3 - How to complete Part B3 of our application form
Application Form Part B4 - Apply for bespoke Waste facilities
Guidance notes Part B4 - How to complete Part B4 of our application form
Application Form Part B5 - Apply for bespoke mining waste operations
Guidance notes Part B5 - How to complete Part B5 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 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 2019/2020
Help with your application
General enquiries email - email@example.com
General enquiries number 0300 065 3000
Customer Service Centre
Natural Resources Wales
29 Newport Road