Fife Council: Lower Melville Wood Landfill - PPC variation application

Closed 27 Sep 2021

Opened 30 Aug 2021

Results updated 30 Sep 2021

SEPA has issued a variation to a permit to Fife Council following their application to vary the conditions at Lower Melville Wood Landfill, Ladybank following consultation, on 29 September 2021.

The variation notice is available below.



It is part of SEPA’s remit to maintain a high-quality environment by setting permit conditions which limit the impacts associated with installations operating under Pollution Prevention and Control (PPC) Part A regulations.

Application details

We received an application from Fife Council to vary their existing PPC permit (PPC/E/0020085) at Lower Melville Wood Landfill, Giffordtown, Ladybank, Cupar, Fife, KY15 7UL.

A summary of their application is available below:

Why your views matter

SEPA has assessed the application and has drafted new permit conditions. These, along with the decision document, are available below:

This is your opportunity to let us know your views on the proposed conditions. The consultation will be open for 28 days from date of publication. SEPA will consider any comments received between 30 August and 27 September 2021 before issuing the final decision.

Your comments will be published unless you ask us not to, in which case we will publish a note saying that we received a response but have not made it publicly available.

What happens next

SEPA will consider any comments received during the consultation period between 30 August and 27 September 2021 before issuing the final decision. If no comments are received, SEPA will issue the final decision no later than 27 September 2021 and issued documents will be published here. 

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