HSE is a statutory consultee for planning applications around major hazard sites and pipelines and on applications for hazardous substances consent. HSE’s advice is aimed at mitigating the effects of a major accident on the population around a major hazard site.
HSE has transformed how it delivers its land use planning service, making it easier and quicker for developers, Planning Authorities, and others (eg. Agents, Architects, and Land Owners) to access HSE's formal advice. A 'Web App' allows developers and others to make enquiries related to any plot of land. It is an online system which also allows Planning Authorities to obtain HSE’s advice directly.