Councils reveal crunchpoint in local pollution regulation

The move to standard permitting alongside wider council budget cuts has put local environmental teams in a difficult position in enforcing pollution rules

Lower risk activities, such as vapour recovery at petrol stations, generally require less work at the initial permitting stage. Photograph: David Fowler/123RFCouncils across England are struggling to meet the costs of local pollution control and the service is at breaking point, ENDS has learned.

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