Changes to our services

Planning and land

Minerals Local Plan update

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has affected the Minerals Local Plan Review. Minerals and Waste Development Scheme targets no longer apply.

The Minerals Local Plan Review must still meet statutory requirements, including holding public consultations.

There is currently no alternative date for the first of these public consultations. We will be updating the timetable on our Minerals Local Plan page so please keep checking back.

If you would like further information, you can contact us on: mineralsandwastepolicy@essex.gov.uk.

Minerals, waste and county council planning applications

Due to council offices and County Hall being closed, paper copies of planning applications cannot be viewed at this time. This is reflected in our updated Statement of Community Involvement.

We ask that you submit your planning applications via the online planning portal, in the first instance. Or, by emailing mineralsandwasteDM@essex.gov.uk.

Payments should be made via our Minerals and Waste Payments online form.

This will enable us to respond to your requests more quickly. Thank you.

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