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Minerals Local Plan

5 November 2018

Minerals Local Plan

The current Essex Minerals Local Plan was adopted on 8 July 2014.
The Plan provides planning policies for minerals development in Essex until 2029. In particular, it gives certainty as to the location of future minerals development.  The Plan includes mechanisms aimed at reducing the demand for primary mineral use, recycling more aggregate and safeguarding mineral resources, reserves and important facilities.
The Essex Minerals Local Plan includes the following: 
·         The Minerals Core Strategy, setting out the long-term direction for minerals development and the plan to deliver this strategy;
 
·         Development Management Policies for minerals planning;
 
·         Strategic Site Allocations and safeguarding for mineral extraction, transhipment facilities and other related activities; and
 
·         The Policies Map.
 
In support of the Minerals Local Plan, a Supplementary Planning Guidance document covering Mineral Site Restoration for Biodiversity was prepared in June 2016 and can be found here 
 
The Local Aggregate Assessment can be found here
 
A compatibility exercise was carried out in September 2018 to confirm that the policies of the Minerals Local Plan remain up to date and consistent with the National Planning Policy Framework (2018).
 
Adopted Plan and Supporting Documents