The Waste Planning Authority is a section of the county council (separate from the waste management unit who manage the residual waste contract). It is responsible for ensuring the facility is built and operated in accordance with the planning conditions.
The Environment Agency
The Environment Agency is a public body responsible for the regulation of waste management facilities in England.
The Environment Agency is responsible for checking that all energy from waste facilities in the UK meet the emissions limits set by the Industrial Emissions Directive and regularly monitor and inspect operational energy from waste facilities.
UBB has been granted an environmental permit from the Environment Agency to operate the facility. The Environment Agency has very strict rules for such facilities and will not allow anything that is unsafe.
The Environment Agency visit the Gloucestershire Energy from Waste facility to ensure it is being operated in line with its environmental permit.