Minerals and waste planning

As the minerals and waste planning authority for Essex, we must ensure that:

  • there are enough minerals for construction to meet the needs of Essex
  • we provide sites for facilities to meet the waste needs of Essex

Our Mineral Local Plan provides planning policies and identifies future sites for mineral development in Essex. The plan includes ways to reduce reliance on primary mineral resources in Essex.

Our Waste Local Plan sets out how Essex and Southend-on-Sea aim to manage waste. This includes ways to deal more sustainably with waste.