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  Environment and planning

15 October 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.


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


Strategic planning, planning policy and planning applications for mineral and waste sites.

Recycling and waste

Recycling centres, domestic waste, initiatives to reduce landfill and waste strategy.



Current investigations, how to report flooding and your responsibilities.


Strategic environment

How we manage the county's environment in a sustainable and environmentally conscious manner.


Emergency planning

How we respond to emergency situations in the county.

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