Essex County Council is the local planning authority for minerals and waste. The Minerals and Waste Development Scheme (MWDS) outlines the Local Plans, as well as documents which aren’t Local Plans (such as the Statement of Community Involvement and Supplementary Planning Documents) that will be produced by the council.
Most importantly the MWDS provides a timetable for the development of the Replacement Waste Local Plan. Once completed and adopted this plan will, alongside the Minerals Local Plan 2014, underpin minerals and waste planning decisions within Essex.
The timetable lays out key stages for the production of the various documents and is revised on a regular basis to help inform the public as to when they can expect future consultations.
We have now updated the Minerals and Waste Development Scheme for our development plan documents: