The Mineral Products Association (MPA) has been working over the last 18 months on behalf of its members to steer the transitional process to one that can be readily implemented. As a member of the Water Group of the MPA Hafren Water has been part of this process. We have also delivered presentations to Regional Groups of the MPA to help operators prepare for the application process and held discussions with leaders in the EA who are heading up the transitional process.
Through this involvement we are very aware of the potential difficulties with applying for either new or transitional Transfer Licence Applications. We are currently working on preparation of application forms for numerous sites and this process is already highlighting the fact that no two quarries are the same and that careful, thorough preparation and liaison with the EA/NRW are key to a smooth application process.
An extension to the transitional application period beyond 31st December 2019 will not be permitted. We therefore strongly recommend that you submit your application at the earliest opportunity before the transitional application period closes on 31st December 2019.