Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland

What we don't cover

NetRegs does not provide detailed guidance on the following topics.


Building regulations

For further guidance, contact your local council.


For further information on relevant contacts, see our conservation guidance.

Pollution prevention and control (Part A)

NetRegs does not provide detailed guidance on Part A of the pollution prevention and control (PPC) permitting regime. For further information, see our PPC permits guidance and the information produced by your environmental regulator.


NetRegs does provide an overview of the services available, and good practice, in our flooding pages.

For more information visit:

In Scotland contact Floodline on 0845 9881188.

Food safety and hygiene

Contact your local council.

Health and safety

Contact the Health and Safety Executive.

Town and country planning

For further guidance, contact your local council.

Trading Standards

Contact your local council.

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