The Minerals and Waste Local Plan was intended to implement the vision and policies for minerals and waste that were set out in the adopted Core Strategy. It would do this through the use of policies that would balance the need for development against the needs for sustainable waste management and the prudent use of resources.
An 'issues and options' consultation document for minerals and waste in Thurrock was published in December 2009.
Work on the Minerals and Waste Local Plan has now been suspended indefinitely. Comments received on the consultation documents will be considered as part in the preparation a new Local Plan.
Minerals and waste issues and options
Current planning policy for waste
Our development plan for waste is our adopted Core Strategy and Policies for Management of Development.
The waste policies in this plan are:
- CSTP29 - Waste strategy
- CSTP30 - Regional waste apportionment
Other policies in the plan may be relevant to planning applications for waste development in Thurrock.
Current planning policy for minerals
Our development plan for minerals is comprised of:
- the saved Essex Minerals Local Plan adopted first review, November 1996
- our adopted Core Strategy and Policies for Management of Development
The minerals development policies in the Core Strategy are:
- CSTP31 - Provision of minerals
- CSTP32 - Safeguarding minerals resources
These will remain the adopted policies for minerals until the new local plan is adopted.
Local aggregate assessment
The National Planning Policy Framework says we must plan for a steady and adequate supply of aggregates. A local aggregate assessment for greater Essex has been undertaken jointly by Thurrock Council, Essex County Council and Southend on Sea Borough Council.