Minerals and waste planning policy

Waste Local Plan

The Essex and Southend-on-Sea Waste Local Plan 2017 (PDF, 10MB) is part of the Development Plan in Essex. Waste planning decisions must be taken in line with this. Essex County Council adopted the plan on 11 July 2017 and Southend-on-Sea Borough Council on 19 October 2017.

The plan sets out how Essex and Southend-on-Sea aim to manage waste for its duration. It also seeks to deal with waste more sustainably, encouraging recycling and reducing reliance on landfill.

The Essex and Southend-on-Sea Waste Local Plan includes:

  • the Waste Core Strategy, which sets out the long-term direction for waste development and a plan to deliver this
  • development management policies for waste planning
  • strategic site allocations and safeguarding of waste infrastructure
  • a Policies Map, showing new site allocations

Waste local plan – supporting documents

The Waste policies map (PDF, 4MB) shows the location of new sites and Areas of Search allocated through the Waste Local Plan.

The Waste Adoption statement (PDF, 67KB) gives notice of our adoption of the plan.

You may also be interested in the Inspector's Report on the Examination of the Essex and Southend-on-Sea Waste Local Plan (PDF, 273KB)

Sustainability appraisals

Sustainability Appraisals test a plan’s policies to ensure that they’re supporting sustainable development. They test policies across environmental, social and economic themes, as set out in the Sustainability Appraisal itself.

Sustainability Appraisal - Post Adoption Statement waste (PDF, 960KB)
Sustainability Appraisal & Strategic Environmental Assessment - Environmental Report - February 2016 (PDF, 2MB)
Sustainability Appraisal & Strategic Environmental Assessment - Environmental Report Annex A (Plans and Programmes) - February 2016 (PDF, 960KB)
Sustainability Appraisal & Strategic Environmental Assessment - Environmental Report Annex B (Baseline Information) - February 2016 (PDF, 5MB)
Sustainability Appraisal & Strategic Environmental Assessment - Environmental Report Annex C (Sustainability Framework and Site Pro Forma) - February 2016 (PDF, 376KB)
Sustainability Appraisal & Strategic Environmental Assessment - Environmental Report Annex D (Audit trail of Alternatives) - February 2016 (PDF, 1MB)
Sustainability Appraisal & Strategic Environmental Assessment - Environmental Report Annex E (Consultation Responses) - February 2016 (PDF, 279KB)
Sustainability Appraisal & Strategic Environmental Assessment - Environmental Report Annex F (Quality Assurance Check-list) - February 2016 (PDF, 307KB)
Sustainability Appraisal & Strategic Environmental Assessment - Environmental Report Non-Technical Summary - February 2016 (PDF, 1MB)
Appendix of Main Modifications (PDF, 204KB)

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