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  Environment and planning

16 April 2015

Essex County Council provides a range of services relating to the environment in which we live. These include the processing of waste and provision of recycling centres, the management of issues relating to wildlife and local issues such as trees and hedgerows, and planning applications for waste and mineral sites.

Environmental issues

Information about services relating to the local issues, such as village greens, biodiversity and Gypsy and Traveller services; building developments and the strategic initiatives and sustainability.


Information about strategic planning, planning policy and planning applications for mineral and waste sites.

Recycling and waste

Information about recycling centres, domestic waste, initiatives to reduce landfill and waste strategy.



Information on what the flooding team does, current investigations, how to report flooding and your responsibilities.

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