Minerals and waste planning policy

Authority Monitoring Report

We’re required to produce an Authority Monitoring Report, which monitors and assesses:

  • the effectiveness of adopted minerals and waste planning policies
  • progress in preparing new local development documents
  • how well we’re achieving the Statement of Community Involvement

The reports help us assess the effectiveness and relevance of our plans. They can prompt alterations to plans and policies to reflect changing circumstances.

Related update and assessment

Baseline for Construction, Demolition and Excavation waste generated in Essex and Southend on Sea Update 2017 (PDF, 1.2MB)
Non-Hazardous Waste Capacity Gap Update May 2018 (PDF, 1.72MB)
Waste Needs Assessment - Updated Baseline for Commercial and Industrial Waste May 2018 (PDF, 1.49MB)
Critical review of additional information submitted by applicant (including a Waste Capacity Update), Feb 2019 (PDF, 1.35MB)

The following two documents were produced as evidence for the Waste Local Plan Examination in Public prior to its adoption in 2017 and can be considered as a baseline for later updates.

  1. SD-20 Topic Paper 1 Waste Capacity Gap Report - Dec 2015 (PDF, 2.24MB)

  2. CED 20 - Addendum to Topic Paper 1: Review of Waste Flows with London - Sept 2016 (PDF, 789.55KB)

Authority monitoring reports

We are required to monitor the effectiveness of our plans and policies, the extent to which planning policies are being achieved and to update our work programme on a regular basis.

The Authority Monitoring Report (AMR, previously known as an Annual Monitoring Report) reports on the performance of the council’s planning policies during each financial year (April to March).

Specifically, the AMR tracks the progress of the Mineral and Waste Local Plans against the timetable set out in the Minerals and Waste Development Scheme (MWDS) which details when and how we will produce new planning documents and policies. It also sets out performance against a series of indicators contained within each of these respective plans, and the progress made towards the specified targets against policy as well as planning performance.

We have produced an Interim Authority Monitoring Report 2018-2020 (PDF, 3.52MB) to assist with the ongoing Minerals Local Plan Review. It includes the mineral monitoring indicators only. A full AMR for the period 2018 to 2021 is being developed and will be published in due course.

All of the previously published AMRs are available below.

Authority Monitoring Report 2017-2018 (PDF, 3.29MB)
Authority Monitoring Report 2016-2017 (PDF, 5.43MB)
Annual Monitoring Report 2015-2016 (PDF, 4MB)

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