The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) requires Mineral Planning Authorities (MPAs) to produce a Local Aggregate Assessment (LAA) every year. The role of the LAA is to aid in the determination of the amount of mineral provision required, and to monitor this supply, to ensure that a steady and adequate supply of minerals is provided throughout the period covered by a Minerals Local Plan (MLP).
These Local Aggregate
Assessments cover the administrative areas of Essex, Southend-on-Sea and
Thurrock. Information relating to these three administrative areas is
amalgamated due to the few workings taking place in Thurrock, which creates
issues around commercial confidentiality, and the absence of mineral working in
Southend-on-Sea. Whilst data is amalgamated, the Plan Area pursuant to the
Essex Minerals Local Plan (2014) covers Essex only. Southend-on-Sea and
Thurrock have their own Local Plans relevant to their own administrative areas.
Greater Essex Local Aggregate Assessment - December 2018
Greater Essex Local Aggregate Assessment - October 2017
Greater Essex Local Aggregate Assessment - November 2016
Greater Essex Local Aggregate Assessment - Update 2014
Greater Essex Local Aggregate Assessment - June 2013