formerly National Society for Clean Air and Environmental Protection - NSCA
(full member)

Oakwood House, 11 Wingle Tye Road
Burgess Hill, West Sussex, RH15 9HR

tel: (+44) -7710 183525                
email: secreteriat@environmental-protection.org.uk
website: www.environmental-protection.org.uk
mail: secreteriat; secreteriat@environmental-protection.org.uk

Organisation and Objectives

Environmental Protection UK was founded 1898 (as the Coal Smoke Abatement Society, becoming NSCA in 1956). We became Environmental Protection UK on 18 October 2007, when we also launched our five-year strategy, Future Focus. We are a founder member of IUAPPA and currently offer some Secretariat support. We are a non-governmental, non-political organisation and bring together expertise from industry, local and central government, technical, academic and institutional bodies. Our membership is largely made up of organisations with a direct involvement in environmental protection: industry, local authorities, professional institutions, environmental consultancies and regulatory agencies.

Environmental Protection UK's vision is of a cleaner quieter, healthier world. We have chosen to focus on three interrelated topics: air quality and climate change, noise, and land quality.


We seek changes in policy and practice to minimise air, noise and land pollution, bringing together stakeholders to inform debates and influence decision-making. We educate and influence policy makers, environmental  professionals, industry, and the public by:

  • Developing policy
  • Running campaigns and raising awareness
  • Providing training and resources
  • Promoting effective enforcement

Our Five Year Strategic Plan, Future Focus, includes specific objectives and goals for each of our main areas of interest. This is available on our website.


  • Environmental Protection UK Briefing, monthly round-up of news (produced electronically and also printed every quarter);
  • Monthly enewletter, rounding up stories, news, press releases, consultation responses, reports, etc.
  • Pollution Control Handbook, annual handbook of UK legislation and relevant European and UN initiatives covering integrated pollution prevention and control, air, noise, waste and water pollution and other general areas of pollution control (this will also be produced as an online publication from Jan 2010);
  • Occasional and Briefing papers on topical policy issues;
  • Information leaflets, fact sheets and teaching packs on wide range of topics.

See www.environmental-protection.org.uk for more details.

Principal Officers

President: John Murlis
Chairman: Phillip Thompson