The national environmental regulators have jointly published a range of Pollution Prevention Guidance Notes (PPGs) to advise industry and the public on legal responsibilities and good environmental practice.
The primary PPG for construction sites is ‘Working at construction and demolition sites: PPG6 Pollution Prevention Guidelines’ which is available at
Supporting this guidance is a document specific to managing concrete washout on site, this is available at
More general guidance can be found at
Pollution prevention needs to be considered in relation to:
As an example of best practice, a drainage plan specific to site should be drafted and included within the Water Management Plan (refer to example below).