Fire Prevention Plans Consultation

This consultation has now closed. Please see the REA response HERE.

The Environment Agency released their fire prevention plan guidance in March 2015 which built on earlier guidance aimed at reducing the fire risk at sites storing combustible waste. The guidance was in response to a number of high profile fires at wastes sites and a joint action plan between Defra and the Environment Agency to tackle waste crime. The fire prevention plan guidance required permitted waste sites storing combustible waste to have a fire prevention plan.

When the guidance was issued the EA said that they would undertake a consultation in Autumn 2015 and subsequently review the guidance. They have done that and this consultation sets out their proposals. They say: "we have come to the view that most of the requirements remain necessary and proportionate to reduce the risk of fire, minimise the consequences of any fire for people and the environment and provide clarity to industry and others. However, we are proposing some changes
to the requirements stipulated in the current guidance."

They would like your views both on the things they intend to change and those they are proposing not to change. 

Full details of the consultation can be found HERE.

You can respond directly HERE but we welcome your comments to input into the REA response. Please send comments to Jeremy by 19th February for inclusion in the REA response.

Published: 27/11/2015, updated: 10/03/16
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