Environment Agency to regulate medium-sized plants

The Environment Agency will be responsible for enforcing the EU’s Medium Combustion Plant Directive in England, rather than local government

Thousands of industrial boilers, compressors, furnaces, district heating plants and other installations will need to be permitted by the end of next year. Photograph: Lubos Chlubny/123RFThe Environment Agency (EA) is to replace the role of English local councils in regulating some installations covered by the local air pollution prevention and control (LAPPC) regime.

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