The Minerals and Waste Planning team is responsible for determining planning applications for minerals and waste disposal sites, as well as for Essex County Council’s own development projects.
The team provides application forms and guidance documentation
for those interested in making a planning application for development in the areas outlined above. It also manages the entire planning application process
, ensuring that at all stages there is transparency in decision-making, and that all decisions are in line with the policies contained in the Minerals and Waste Development Framework
. Finally, the team is responsible for ensuring that the public are consulted throughout the planning application and policy development process, and that interested parties have their voices heard, in line with the undertakings made in the Statement of Community Involvement