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Annual Monitoring Report
Minerals and Waste



1 April 2005 – 31 March 2006



PUBLISHED: December 2006
CONTENTS                                                           PAGE


Have your say                                                       3

1. Introduction                                                     4

2. Essex in Context                                                 5

3. Scope of Report                                                  6

4. Saved Policies                                                   9

5. Performance against the Minerals and Waste Development Scheme    10

6. Minerals Policy Monitoring                                       14

7. Minerals Indicators                                              17

8. Waste Policy Monitoring                                          18

9. Waste Indicators                                                 22

10. Gap Analysis                                                    24

11. Conclusion                                                      25



APPENDICES

Appendix 1 Full List of Waste and Minerals Policies

Appendix 2 Summary of M & W Development Scheme Timetable

Appendix 3 Applications Determined

Appendix 4 Recycling & Composting Performance




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Environment and Commerce
E2 Planning Development Control
County Hall
Chelmsford
CM1 1QH

Tel: 01245 435555
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E-mail: mineralsandwastepolicy@essexcc.gov.uk




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1.    INTRODUCTION:

1.1   The Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act (2004) resulted in major
      changes in the planning system. Structure Plans were abolished and
      Local Plans will be replaced by Local Development Frameworks
      (LDFs).

1.2   Under the new system County Councils are required to produce an
      Annual Monitoring Report (AMR) under Regulation 48 of the Town and
      Country Planning (Local Development) (England) Regulations 2004,
      which form part of the Minerals and Waste Development Framework.

1.3   The AMR is designed to provide a foundation for the formulation of
      policies that will underpin the new Minerals and Waste Development
      Documents and their future monitoring and review of the respective
      policies.

1.4   It helps to provide a sound base of evidence, which is essential to
      inform policy production, and to identify challenges and opportunities
      facing the county. The AMR is also the main mechanism for assessing
      the effects of the LDF and the performance of its policies. The results
      of annual monitoring will feed into any future review or revision of
      policies that may be required. The AMR therefore forms an integral part
      of the waste and minerals development framework, by assessing
      performance and making arrangements for the early review of outdated
      or redundant planning policies.

1.5   To reflect this greater emphasis on policy monitoring, two of the nine
      tests of soundness used by the Planning Inspectorate to assess
      Development Plan Documents are concerned with the process of
      monitoring, in particular whether:

         policies are founded on a robust and credible evidence base, and;

         there are clear mechanisms in place for implementation and
          monitoring.

1.6   This AMR firstly concentrates on the amount of aggregates that Essex
      is required to provide under the East of England regional
      apportionment and the effect that the Policies in the adopted Essex
      Minerals Local Plan First Review and Regional Spatial Strategy have
      on the industry.

1.7   Secondly, the AMR considers the issues that are relative to waste
      planning within Essex. The AMR looks at county data in relation to
      waste data flows in addition to examining whether the Policies in the
      adopted Essex and Southend-on-Sea Waste Local Plan and Regional
      Spatial Strategy First Review have on the waste industry.




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1.8   The AMR covers the period from 1 April 2005 to 31 March 2006.
      However, where possible, to ensure that the report reflects the
      performance against the current Mineral and Waste Development
      Scheme (MWDS) timetable (revised in November 2006), up to date
      commentary has been provided to ensure a comprehensive picture of
      performance against the timetable.

2.    ESSEX IN CONTEXT:
2.1   Essex County Council is one of 6 county councils that make up the East
      of England region. It is situated on the east coast of England and is
      bordered by Hertfordshire to the west, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk to the
      north and London to the southwest. The wider Essex covers the unitary
      authority areas of Southend-on-Sea and Thurrock. The county of Essex
      has the highest residential population in the East of England of 1,310,835
      residents and 544,701 households (ONS, 2001).
2.2   The land area of Essex extends to over three thousand five hundred
      square kilometres (3,500 km2) with an estimated 29% of it being arable
      land, 60% pastureland, 4% woodland and 7% urban Essex also has over
      300 km of coastline. The region is recognised for its combination of
      traditional seaside resorts and new urban settlements. There are 2 sites
      designated as Special Areas of Conservation and Protection, 7 national
      nature reserves and 26 local nature reserves. Essex has over 13,900
      historic buildings that are designated as Listed Buildings and 764
      scheduled ancient monuments of which 34 are listed buildings.
2.3   Industry and business in Essex is predominately mixed. The
      'retail/wholesale trade, hotels & restaurants' industry employs the most
      people (26% of jobs) compared with 'public administration, education &
      health' (21%) and 'finance & business activities' (20%) (Essex County
      Council, 2002).

      District and Unitary Authorities




2.4   In respect of the more immediate issues Essex faces, which influence
      mineral and waste planning, are considered to be:



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      1   Development pressure (New build in Thames Gateway, Haven
          Gateway and the M11 Corridor) that will impact upon minerals
          reserves and sales, as well as influence recycling opportunities and
          the use of secondary aggregate.

      2   A reducing volume of landfill space adding pressure for alternative
          means waste management, including pressure to increase
          recycling rates and achieve an overall reduction in the amount of
          waste produced in the county.

3.    SCOPE OF REPORT:

3.1   This is the second annual monitoring report produced by Essex County
      Council.

3.2   The Essex AMR is concerned with the monitoring of the Minerals and
      Waste Development Scheme (MWDS), prepared under the Planning
      and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004. The MWDS outlines the minerals
      and waste development plan documents, and non-development plan
      documents to be produced by this authority. The MWDS sets out the
      documents being produced by this Authority and the timetable and key
      stages for production. Although it is appreciated that this AMR covers
      the period from 1 April 2005 to 31 March 2006, the timetable in the
      MWDS was revised in November 2006 to reflect changes to the original
      timetable, which was put forward in April 2005.

3.3   The Scheme is the starting point to enable the public to understand and
      get involved with the development plan process. It is intended that the
      Scheme will be reviewed every year (in light of the Annual Monitoring
      Report) to account for any changes to the timetable.

3.4   As stated, the first Mineral and Waste Development Scheme was
      published in April 2005. Following the publication of that Scheme, a
      revised timetable for the production of the Minerals Development
      Document (MDD) and Waste Development Document (WDD) has now
      been approved and published.

3.5   The MDD timetable has been revised to ensure that the timetable is
      both realistic and in full compliance with the Town and Country
      Planning (Local Development) (England) Regulations 2004. It has also
      been necessary to consider the consequential impact on the production
      of the Mineral Development Document and Waste Development
      Document, again with regard to procedures, resources and realistic
      timeframes. The MWDS was revised in November 2006.




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3.6   The following documents comprise the Minerals and Waste
      Development Framework:

      a)   Minerals and Waste Development Scheme
           This, the current document, is prepared in consultation with the
           Government Office for the Eastern Region (Go-East). It is a
           project plan and timetable for preparing minerals and waste
           Development Plan Documents. It will enable anybody to see what
           the County Council is to produce, and when.

      b)   Statement of Community Involvement
           The aim is to generate greater public involvement in both plan
           preparation and determining planning applications. In order, to
           encourage continuing public participation from the earliest
           document production stages through to adoption. This document
           is currently being prepared.

      c)   Minerals Development Documents (MDD), comprising:
               i.      a core strategy
               ii.     proposed allocations for minerals extraction and
                       related developments
               iii.    Detailed development control policies (for minerals).

      d)   Waste Development Documents (WDD), comprising:

                i.     a core strategy
                ii.    proposed allocations for waste and related
                       development
                iii.   review of the detailed development control policies, to
                        incorporate waste. This will result in one development
                        plan document for both minerals and waste with
                        detailed and generic development control policies.

      e)   A Proposals Map
           A factual and up to date depiction of the minerals and waste
           allocations as identified in the respective development plan
           documents.

      f)   An Annual Monitoring Report (AMR)
           An annual report to compare the production of the plans with the
           MWDS and the extent to which the policies in development plan
           documents are being successfully implemented.

3.7   The Essex Minerals Local Plan was adopted in January 1997, the
      Essex and Southend-on-Sea Waste Local Plan was adopted in
      September 2001 and the Essex and Southend-on-Sea Replacement
      Structure Plan adopted in April 2001. These documents were prepared
      under the Town and County Planning Act 1990 (as amended) and the


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      Town and County Planning (Development Plan) (England) Regulations
      1999.

3.8   All of the policies in both the Minerals and Waste Local Plans, by virtue
      of the new legislation, and the policies relating to waste and minerals in
      the Structure Plan are to be saved for a 3 year period from the
      commencement of the Act (i.e. until September 2007). During this
      period new development plans will be prepared to ensure continuity
      under these revised arrangements and ensure successful transition
      from the old to the new development plan system.

3.9   This AMR will review the progress of these new plans and will also
      assess the following:

         The monitoring of saved policies from the adopted Minerals and
          Waste plans.

          The preparation of the new plans against targets and milestones
          set out in the MWDS have been met, whether they are on schedule
          and if the targets will be achieved.

         Whether the County is maintaining the schedule and explanations if
          failing to do so.

            Where it is necessary to update the MWDS, in particular the
          steps and time table needed to accommodate revisions will be
          assessed.

            Monitor implementation and effectiveness of the emerging
          Statement of Community Involvement (SCI).




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4.    SAVED POLICIES:

4.1   The following Local Plan Policies are automatically saved until
      September 2007 under the new legislation. For a full text reference for
      these policies, refer to Appendix 1.

4.2   Essex County Council Minerals Local Plan Adopted January 1997:
      Policies MLP1 to MLP13 will be monitored.

4.3   The Essex and Southend on Sea Waste Local Plan Adopted
      September 2001:
      Policies W3A to W10H will be monitored.

4.4   The Essex and Southend on Sea Replacement Structure Plan
      Adopted April 2001:
      Minerals Section: Policies MIN1 to Policy MIN8 will be monitored
      Waste Section: Policies WM1 to Policy WM3 will be monitored.

4.5   Statement of Community Involvement
      A table has been included to demonstrate the progress of the SCI with
      all major milestones included.

4.6   Regional Spatial Strategy
      Regional Spatial Strategies set out Government’s planning and
      transport policy for each region for a 15-20 year period. The strategies
      provide part of the statutory framework for determining planning
      applications, as well as for preparing both Local Development
      Documents and Local Transport Plans.

4.7   The Regional Spatial Strategy (RSS) for the East of England is known
      as the East of England Plan. The Examination in Public into the RSS
      was carried out in November 2005 to January 2006. The EIP panel
      report was subsequently published in June 2006. The anticipated
      adoption date for the East of England Plan is summer 2007

4.8   Other than the RSS, the above development plan documents produced
      within the Framework have equal status to the local development plan
      documents within the Local Development Frameworks produced by the
      District and Borough Councils. It is therefore necessary that the County
      Council and the respective District and Borough Councils work closely
      when allocating sites for development within their respective
      documents




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5       PERFORMANCE AGAINST THE MINERALS AND WASTE
        DEVELOPMENT SCHEME FOR THE PERIOD 1 APRIL 2005 to 31
        MARCH 2006

5.1     The tables below sets out the broad outline to documents that Essex is
        required to produce and shows whether these documents met the
        milestones as set out in the scheme and if not the explanation for the
        delay to 31 March 06.

5.2     As referred to earlier, the MWDS has been revised and updated in line
        with advice from regional government offices. The following tables
        measure performance against the MWDS timetable approved in April
        2005. Performance against the revised MWDS timetable approved in
        November 2006 will be commented on in the 2006/07 AMR.

5.3     MINERALS DEVELOPMENT DOCUMENT

        Minerals Core Strategy, DC Policies and Site Allocations

                                   MILESTONES (at April 2005)
                     Core          met? DC       met? Site          met?
                     Strategy           Policies        Allocations
      Evidence       Jan/Feb 05      April-       April–June       
      Gathering                         June 05         05
      Issues and     March/April   * July/Aug  July/Aug 05 
      Options        05                 05
      Consultation
      Preferred      Nov/Dec              Nov/Dec        Nov/Dec 05     
      Options        05                    05
      Consultation
      Submission     March 06             March 06       March 06       
      Pre-Exam       July 06               July 06         July 06
      Meeting
      Examination    Sept 06               Sept 06         Sept 06
      Receipt of     March 07              March 07        March 07
      Inspectors
      Report
      Adoption       April 07              April 07        April 07




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                              Actual Position (at November 2006)
                     Core Strategy    DC Policies      Site Allocations
      Evidence       Jan/Feb 05       April-June 05    April–June 05
      Gathering
      Issues and   Dec 05/Jan 06      Dec 05/Jan 06    1st paper Dec
                     nd
      Options      (2 consultation)                    05/Jan 06
      Consultation                                     2nd paper March 06
                                                       – May 06
      Preferred
      Options
      Consultation
      Submission
      Pre-Exam
                              Refer to Revised MWDS
      Meeting                     November 2006
      Examination
      Receipt of
      Inspectors
      Report
      Adoption


5.4     WASTE DEVELOPMENT DOCUMENT

        Waste Core Strategy, DC Policies and Site Allocations

        For the period of this AMR, work on the WDD had not commenced

                                MILESTONES (at April 2005)
                     Core       met? DC        met? Site         met?
                     Strategy        Policies        Allocations
      Evidence       Nov/Dec         April/May       April/May
      Gathering      06              07              07
      Issues and     Jan/Feb 07      June/July       June/July
      Options                        07              07
      Consultation
      Preferred    May 07              Dec              Dec 07/Jan
      Options                          07/Jan           08
      Consultation                     08
      Submission Nov 07                July 08          July 08
      Pre-Exam       Feb 08            Dec 08           Dec 08
      Meeting
      Examination    April 08          Feb 09           Feb 09
      Receipt of     July 08           Aug 09           Aug 09
      Inspectors
      Report
      Adoption       Oct 08            Sept 09          Sept 09



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5.5     STATEMENT OF COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

        To monitor the SCI an action plan has been completed and will be
        expanded and updated once the SCI has been approved. This action
        plan is presented in summary form in Appendix 4.

                                              MILESTONES (at April     Met?
                                                    2005)
      Commencement (Scoping)                    January 2005            
      Stakeholder and Community              February/March 2005        
      Engagement
      Formal Consultation (reg 25)              June/July 2005          
      Submission                                 November 05            
      Pre-Exam Meeting                            March 06              
      Examination                                  April 06             
      Receipt of Inspectors Report                 May 06               
      Adoption                                     June 06              

                                              Actual Position (at
                                               November 2006)
      Commencement (Scoping)                    January 2005
      Stakeholder and Community              February/March 2005
      Engagement
      Formal Consultation (reg 25)              June/July 2005
      Formal Consultation on Draft SCI          December 2005
      (reg 26)
      Submission
      Pre-Exam Meeting                         Refer to Revised
      Examination                              MWDS November
      Receipt of Inspectors Report                   2006
      Adoption



5.6     SUPPLEMENTARY PLANNING DOCUMENTS

        There are no supplementary planning documents proposed at present
        but this is under review in light of government guidance (PPS 10 and
        MPS1).




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5.7   REASONS FOR NOT MEETING THE APRIL 2005 MWDS
      TIMETABLE

5.8   Impact of new and emerging legislation, policy and guidance: At
      the time of publishing the Minerals Core Strategy, Issues and Options
      Paper (March 2005) (*), the Sustainability Appraisal (SA) Draft Scope
      had not been produced. In addition, further Interim Advice was
      produced by the former Office of the Deputy Prime Minister in April
      2005 on the production of the SA, which placed greater emphasis on
      the production of the SA Scope in advance of the publication of the
      Issues and Options paper. There was a potential risk that the
      document may have been considered unsound at the Examination in
      Public stage. It was therefore considered appropriate that work re-
      commenced on the Minerals Core Strategy after the SA scope has
      been finalised and that a revised Issues and Options paper was
      produced. The timetables for all development plan documents have
      been accordingly been amended to acknowledge the lead in time for
      the production of the SA Scope.

5.9   Following the receipt of general advice, from the Department for
      Communities and Local Government in August 2006, the timetable for
      the preferred options stage of the MDD Core Strategy, DC policies and
      site allocation has been put back. This is to allow for additional
      consultation to ensure that the evidence base and mechanism for
      determining the chosen options meets the relevant tests of soundness.

5.10 Delays in the adoption of the East of England Plan (RSS14): As a
     consequence of the change in the MDD timetable, the WDD timetable
     also needs a realistic timetable as well as sufficient resource allocation.
     The commencement of work on the WDD, including revised timeframes
     for consultation, has accordingly been revised. This, however, will not
     unduly affect the outcome of the WDD within the regional context given
     the delay in the Examination in Public of the East of England Plan.

5.11 Insufficient weight and/or resources allocated: The timetable has
     been amended to reflect the level of both financial and staffing
     resources as it has not possible to pursue both the Minerals and Waste
     Documents at the same time. This has been further exacerbated as a
     number of major strategic waste management planning applications
     are to be submitted in 2006, in accordance with the existing adopted
     Waste Local Plan and the Essex Waste Management Contract
     Strategy.

5.12 Additionally, as a result of staffing resources, it has not been possible
     to meet the original timetable for producing the SCI.

5.13 Changes to the political and organisational structure of the
     County Council: The County Council has and is continuing to be
     restructured, which was announced after the publication of the original
     Scheme in April 2005. As a direct consequence of the change, the


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          former Planning Service Group was split between two groups. The
          Development Control Branch, which has the statutory responsibilities
          for Minerals and Waste planning including the production of the MDD
          and WDD, was incorporated into the Environment & Commerce with
          effect from 1 August 2005. Accordingly, the budgetary arrangements
          for 2005/6 have been revised.

5.14 The political structure was revised following the May 2005 elections,
     with amendments to the purpose, structure and frequency of the ‘Policy
     Development Group’ previously used to consult members on the
     emerging policy documents. The amendments to the arrangements,
     including the powers of the Cabinet Member, have now been taken into
     account within the revised timetable.

5.15 Delays or slippages in the collation of the evidence base: The
     collation of the evidence base for the SA scope on the MDD has taken
     longer that anticipated. The time taken to collect and collate the
     Minerals information needs to be taken into account in the production
     of the WDD.

5.16 As a consequence of the above reasons for not meeting the MWDS
     timetable, the MWDS has now been revised. The revised Scheme
     dated November 2006 has been approved by the Government Office.
     The MWDS has therefore been revised to ensure that the timetable is
     both realistic and in full compliance with the Regulations1. It has also
     been necessary to consider the consequential impact on the production
     of the Mineral Development Document and Waste Development
     Document, again with regard to procedures, resources and realistic
     timeframes.

6.        MINERALS POLICY MONITORING

6.1       Planning Applications: Over the year 39 applications, including those
          with Environmental Statements, were determined.             Of these, 4
          applications were refused. Of the 35 granted, 2 had legal agreements
          that were signed. See Appendix 3 for a full reference list to all Minerals
          and Waste Planning applications for the study period.

6.2       Minerals Planning Applications: 1stApril 2005 – 31st March 2006: All
          decisions on Minerals Planning applications are targeted to be reached
          within 13 weeks of the receipt of a valid planning application. The
          national indicator against which performance is measured in BVPI
          109a.     The performance figures for Essex are audited by an
          independent auditor every year. The target for each year is set at a
          higher level. For 2005 / 2006 the target was set at 50% of application to
          be dealt with within 13 weeks. We achieved 45%. During the period
          39 decisions were made.



1
    The Town and Country Planning (Local Development) (England) Regulations 2004


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      The following table displays the minerals planning applications that the
      county determined.

          Sand and gravel extraction        Other mineral related proposals
                                             (inc. ancillary development.)
                        1                                   15

6.3   Only 1 application for mineral extraction made during the time period.
      Permission was granted for a total of 206,000 tonnes.

6.4   Fifteen (15) applications not involving extraction are classified under
      mineral applications because the applications are either tied to the
      quarry or involve related development to the primary permission. One
      (1) application was refused during the study period.

6.5   Policy Use in Development Control for Minerals Planning: Policies
      in the adopted Essex Minerals Local Plan 1997 and Structure Plan
      have been monitored to examine the effect that these policies have on
      the decision making process. This policy performance will help in
      assessing whether the policies are being actively used and are
      effective and which polices should be considered for inclusion in the
      Minerals and Waste Development Framework.

6.6   There is a gap however in knowledge regarding the monitoring of
      Minerals and Waste policies at a District / Borough level in regard to
      the effect that these policies have at the sub-county level. This gap is
      likely to be addressed in future AMRs.

6.7   For a full text reference of Minerals Local Plan Polices and Structure
      Plan Minerals Policies see Appendix 1.

6.8   Minerals Development Control Decisions (Usage in Brackets):

6.9   Minerals Local Plan Review 1997: For a full description of mineral
      policies, refer to Appendix 1. The most frequently used Minerals Local
      Plan Review policy in making decisions on mineral applications was
      MLP13 which was used 13 times.

6.10 Policy MLP2 (1), MLP3 (4), MLP4 (2), MLP5 (2), MLP8 (5), MLP9 (4),
     MLP 10 (3), MLP11 (5) and MLP 12(1) were the next set of most used
     policies.

6.11 Policies MLP1, MLP6 AMD MLP7 appear not to be considered at all.
     However, this does not necessarily mean that these policies have not
     been considered throughout the development process. Such policies
     may well have been considered by the developer at the pre-application
     stage to inform and influence the development proposal. Furthermore,
     a sub-county authority may have used such polices in their
     development decisions.


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6.12 Policy MLP 1 concerns the preservation of the landbank and would be
     used for major applications for extraction. Policies MLP 6 concerns rail
     depots for mineral importation and Policy MLP 7, inter-alia, encourages
     marine wharfs. As no applications for Rail Depots or Marine Wharfs
     were received in the AMR period, these polices have, correctly, not
     been utilised. Nevertheless, these polices would continue to be
     relevant should related applications be submitted in the future.

6.13 Replacement Structure Plan 2001: Concerning structure plan policies
     the most frequently use polices were MIN6 (14) and MIN7 (7) with
     MIN2 (1), MIN3(2) and MIN 8 (1) the second most frequently used.

6.14 Policies MIN4 and MIN5 appear not to be used at all, however, again,
     these policies relate to specific forms of mineral related development.
     The two policies concern safeguarding and have not been used as the
     need to either safeguard mineral from surface development and protect
     rail depots and wharfs has not arisen during this AMR study period.

6.15 Draft East of England Plan: With regard to the Draft Regional Spatial
     Strategy Policies, the most frequent policy ENV17 (11), ENV16 (9)
     AND ENV15 (8) while policies ENV18 (1) and ENV19 (1) were used the
     least.

       Information from the 2004-2005 AMR

       MINERALS POLICY ANALYSIS 2004 – 2005 (Usage in Brackets)

       The most frequently used policies in making decisions on minerals
       applications are MLP2 (3), MLP3 (3), MLP4 (3), MLP8 (3), MLP9 (3),
       MLP10 (2), MLP11 (1) and MLP13 (4).

       Policies MLP1, MLP5, MLP6, MLP7 and MLP12 have not been
       quoted in reports or decisions. However, these policies are
       fundamental to the planning process and would have been taken into
       when determining the application.




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                                  Minerals Local Plan Policy Usage
      12

      10

      8
                                                                                                          2004/05
                                                                                                          2005/06
      6

      4

      2

      0    MLP1   MLP2   MLP3   MLP4   MLP5   MLP6   MLP7   MLP8   MLP9   MLP10   MLP11   MLP12   MLP13




6.17 Data Collection Issues

6.18 On the 1st January 2005 the Freedom of Information Act 2000 became
     fully implemented. The new powers for access to information have
     caused part of the Mineral Industry within the UK to withhold their sales
     and reserves information on their sites. Due to this major problem
     Essex along with other M/WPAs have been unable to collect sufficient
     information on the Production of Primary Land Won Aggregates and
     Production of Secondary/Recycled Aggregate for the period
     2004/2005.

6.19 This issue has been resolved, so this Annual Monitoring Report for the
     period 2005-2006 contains more accurate data, however certain
     companies are still not cooperating in providing data and this data is
     displayed in the section 4.

7.     MINERALS INDICATORS

7.1    Indicators measure the wider social, economic and environmental
       background against which policies operate. As such they help relate
       policy outputs to the local area. Under LDF monitoring guidance a set
       of core indicators have been included which authorities are required to
       address in the AMR. This AMR will focus on waste and minerals
       indicators derived from the LDF Core Output Indicators (Update
       1/2005) dated October 2005.

7.2    The following indicators will be measured against polices and decision
       made by Essex against the adopted in the Essex and Southend-on-
       Sea Structure Plan 2001 and the Essex Minerals Local Plan 1997.




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      1. Production (in tonnes) of primary land won aggregates:

      2. Production (in tonnes) of secondary/recycled aggregates.

7.3   The permitted reserve at 31 Dec 2005 was about 51 million tonnes.
      Twenty four (24) Sites had a current sand and gravel reserve plus 4
      long dormant sites with an estimated 1.1 million tonnes.

7.4   The Essex plan provision for sand & gravel supply is 4.41 million
      tonnes per annum as set by the regional apportionment 2001-2016
      which was approved by the Regional Planning Panel for the East of
      England.

7.5   Aggregate Sales, Reserve and Land Bank for Essex (excluding
      Southend and Thurrock)

      Sales (figures from Annual Monitoring Survey)                Average
      2001        2002        2003         2004       2005         2001-2005
                                           Estimate   Estimate     Estimate
      4.49 mt     4.57 mt 4.4mt            4.3 mt     4.1 mt       4.35mt

      A
       Essex plan provision Reserves (01.01.06) Landbank
      p
       (apportionment)         (Estimate)              by Regional
      p
       Million Tonnes          Million Tonnes          Apportionment
      r
       4.41 mt                 51 mt                   11.5 years
      o
      Approximately 150,000 tonnes are recorded annually as recycled /
      secondary aggregates. This is considered to be under-recorded being
      only that processed on mineral extraction sites.

7.6   To address this issue, work will be carried out to make realistic
      estimates on the amounts of construction and demolition waste which
      is recycled and transformed into secondary aggregate within Essex.
      There is a current lack of data in respect of recycled C&D waste,
      however as MPS1 now places emphasis on the reuse of recycled
      material in the construction industry, it is likely that work will be
      commissioned to inform the MDD in respect of secondary aggregate
      production in Essex. The results of this work will set the baseline for
      future figure monitoring comparisons within subsequent AMRs.

8.    WASTE POLICY MONITORING

8.1   Planning Applications: All decisions on Waste Planning applications
      are targeted to be reached within 13 weeks of the receipt of a valid
      planning application. The national indicator against which performance
      is measured in BVPI 109a. The performance figures for Essex are
      audited by an independent auditor every year. The target for each year
      is set at a higher level. For 2005 / 2006 the target was set at 50% of
      application to be dealt with within 13 weeks. We achieved 45%.
      During the period 39 decisions were made.


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8.2    Waste Planning Applications: 1st April 2005 and 31st March 2006:
       There were 23 waste applications determined during the time period.

8.3    A total of 16 applications were approved during the study period.
       Nine(9) waste applications were withdrawn whilst 3 applications were
       refused.

8.4    Three (3) other applications were for certificates of lawfulness one of
       which was refused.

8.5    A complete list of the planning applications determined is included at
       Appendix 3.

8.6    The following waste applications (not decisions made) the county
       council received are listed below, (figures from 1 Apr 05 – 31 Mar 06)

         Waste     Treatment   Recycling    Composting   Metal/ELV   Incineration   Landfill
        Transfer               Facilities


          11          9            6             5          0             0            0

8.7    Policy Use in Development Control for Waste Planning: Policies in
       the adopted Essex Waste Local Plan 2001 and Structure Plan have
       been monitored to examine the effect that these policies have on the
       decision making process. This policy performance will help in
       assessing whether the policies are being actively used and are
       effective and which polices should be considered for inclusion in the
       Minerals and Waste Development Framework.

8.8    There is a gap however in knowledge regarding the monitoring of
       Minerals and Waste policies at a District / Borough level in regard to
       the effect that these policies have at the sub-county level. This gap is
       likely to be addressed in future AMRs.

8.9    For a full text reference of Waste Local Plan Polices and Structure Plan
       Waste Policies see Appendix 1.

8.10 Waste Development Control Decisions (Usage in Brackets): The
     most frequently used policies in making decisions on waste
     applications were Policy W3A (10), W4B (5), W7D (4), W7E (4), W8A
     (4), W8B (5), W8C (5), W10A (6), W10B (4) and W10E (18).

8.11   Policy W3B (1),W3C (1),W3D (1),W4A (2),W4C (2),W5C (1),W6A
       (2),W7B (1),W7F (1),W7H (2),W10C (1), W10F (2) and W10G (2) were
       the next set of most used policies.

8.12 Policies W5B, W5C, W7A, W7C, W7G and W10H appear not to be
     considered at all. However, again, this does not necessarily mean that
     these policies have not been considered throughout the development


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       process. Such policies may well have been considered by the
       developer at the pre-application stage to inform and influence the
       development proposal. Furthermore, a sub-county authority may have
       used such polices in their development decisions.

8.13 Policy W5B concerns Clinical Waste applications. W5C relates to
     sewage treatment works, W7A: indoor composting, W7C: Anaerobic
     Digestion facilities, W7G: incineration, W10H: concerns waste
     development with safeguarding areas for airports. As no applications
     for development, related to these policies, were received in the AMR
     period, these polices have, correctly, not been utilised. Nevertheless,
     these polices would continue to be relevant should related applications
     be submitted in the future.

8.14   With regard to waste Structure Plan Policies, the most recurrent
       policies are WM3 (16) and WM1 (11) while policy WM2 (1) is the least
       used.

       Information from the 2004-2005 AMR

       WASTE POLICY ANALYSIS 2004 – 2005 (Usage in Brackets)

       The most frequently used policies in making decisions on waste
       applications were Policy W3C (4), W4A (4), W4B (6), W6A (4), W7H
       (4), W10C (4), W10E (12), W10F (6) and W10G (5).

       Policy W3B (3), W3D (3), W7B (3), W7D(2), W7E(3), W8B (2) W9A
       (3), W9B (3), W10A (3), W10B (3) were the next set of most POLICY
       ANALYSIS 2004 – 2005:

       W7A (1), W7D (2), W7J (1), W8A (1), W8C (1), W10D (1) and W10H
       (1) were used the least.

       Policies W5A, W5B, W5C, W7C, W7F and W7G appear not to be
       considered at all.




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18
                                 Waste Local Plan Policy Usage
16
14
12
10                                                                                                                                        2004/05
                                                                                                                                          2005/06
 8
 6
 4
 2
 0   W3A W3B W3C W3D W4A W4B W4C W5A W5B W5C W6A W7A W7B W7C W7D W7E W7F W7G W7H W7J W8A W8B W8C W9A W9BW10AW10BW10CW10DW10E   W10G
                                                                                                                            W10F   W10H
8.15 Data Collection Issues

8.16 On the 1st January 2005 the Freedom of Information Act 2000 became
     fully implemented. The new powers for access to information have
     caused part of the Waste Industry within the UK to withhold information
     on their sites. Due to this major problem Essex along with other WPAs
     have been unable to collect sufficient information on Waste arisings for
     the period 2004/2005.

8.17 This issue has been resolved, so this Annual Monitoring Report for the
     period 2005-2006 contains more accurate data; however a number of
     companies are still not cooperating in providing data.

9.    Waste Indicators

9.1   Indicators measure the wider social, economic and environmental
      background against which policies operate. As such they help relate
      policy outputs to the local area. Under LDF monitoring guidance a set
      of core indicators have been included which authorities are required to
      address in the AMR. This AMR will focus on waste and minerals
      indicators derived from the LDF Core Output Indicators (Update
      1/2005) dated October 2005.

9.2   The following indicators will be measured against decisions and polices
      adopted in the Essex and Southend-on-Sea Structure Plan 2001 and
      the Essex and Southend-on-Sea Waste Local Plan 2001.

      1. Capacity of new waste management facility by type.

      2. The amount of municipal waste arising, and managed by
         management type, and the percentage of each management type
         representing the waste managed. The results of this indicator can
         be seen in Appendix 5.

9.3   In October 2005 Consultants, appointed through the East of England
      Regional Authority, produced a ‘Study of Existing Waste Facility
      Capacity and Future Needs in the East of England. The results of this
      study can be viewed at http://www.eera.gov.uk/category.asp?cat=589

9.4   The East of England Regional Assembly adopted a Waste
      Management Strategy (RWMS) in 2003. The RWMS formed part of the
      East of England Plan, which, as the Regional Spatial Strategy, which
      has undergone an Examination in Public (EiP) and a panel report
      published.

9.5   The RWMS exposed some significant gaps in the data available for
      waste planning, including knowledge of current facilities in the region
      for the treatment of waste, together with details of the throughput of
      these facilities and their maximum capacity. The Regional Technical
      Advisory Body on Waste (RWTAB) therefore commissioned
      consultants to undertake the study of existing waste facility capacity
      and future needs in the East of England. The study provides an
      essential underpinning to the RWMS, including improved data on
      capacity and need for the following main purposes:

         to provide evidence to the EiP;
         to facilitate the review and updating of the RWMS; and
         to support Waste Planning Authorities (WPAs) in the preparation of
          their own Waste Local Development Frameworks (LDFs).

9.6   The main objectives of the project were:

         to develop a comprehensive database of all waste facilities(1) in
          the region, including details of their location, capacity and
          throughput, and the origin and destination of the material managed
          at each site;
         to assess the future requirements of the region to 2021, including
          the production of projections, by waste stream, of waste generated
          in the region together with an assessment of imports; and
         to present a series of options for the combination of recovery
          capacity required to manage waste in the region until 2021, in line
          with the Regional Planning Body’s obligations under the new
          PPS10.

9.7   The results of this study have been taken forward to inform the
      emerging draft waste policies in the RSS

9.8   In order to establish a credible evidence base to inform production of
      the Waste Development Document consultants have been appointed
      by the county council. to establish the existing position in Essex. The
      Essex study will there asses the waste arisings and waste
      management capacity (something that has proven difficult in respect of
      capacity and changing markets), whether the existing policies in the
      Waste Local Plan have been effective in managing Essex arisings and
      what the future ‘spatial strategy’ for waste management in Essex
      should be.

9.9   The scope of the project should therefore focus on achieving the
      following primary objectives:

      1. The collection and presentation of data on current waste arisings
         and disposals within Essex;
      2. The collection and presentation of data on the capacity of existing
         waste management facilities in Essex;
      3. The presentation of waste forecasts using robust assumptions to
         2021 (consistent with the RSS and PPS10), and;
      4. An analysis of need comparing existing and future disposals and
         arisings against existing and planned waste management capacity
         (again consistent with RSS and PPS10 to 2021).



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9.10 The results of the study are anticipated to be released in early 2007.
     The study is will suggest the best approach to move forward the
     monitoring and assessment of the data and site analysis to inform
     future Annual Monitoring Reports

9.11 Waste Data Survey: In order to attempt to attain accurate waste
     arising data, a waste survey was carried out by Essex County Council
     in Summer 2006. The number of survey forms that were sent out
     totalled 185 and up to October 2006, the council had received a total of
     40 completed surveys.

9.12 This amount’s to about a 20% return rate on the survey to this date.
     Since October 2006 the consultants carrying out the Essex waste study
     are acquiring a fuller and more robust set of data, having sought a
     greater response rate to the survey. The results of the waste arisings
     survey will be reported in the next AMR.

10.    GAP ANALYSIS

10.1   There have been a number of issues that will need to be resolved by
       the next AMR. For ease of reference, these gaps are listed below.

10.2   Status of Waste Core Strategy, DC Policies and Site Allocations
       Document: The Revised Minerals and Waste Development Scheme
       for Essex sets out why it is prudent for Essex to delivery a Minerals
       Development Document before commencing work on its Waste
       Development Document.

10.3   Supplementary Planning Document: There are no supplementary
       planning documents proposed at present however if and when
       Supplementary Planning Document’s are prepared they will be
       monitored in subsequent AMRs.

10.4   Production Of Secondary/Recycled Aggregates: Lack of figures for
       production of secondary/recycled aggregates.

10.5   There has been a lack of responsiveness to the Annual Monitoring
       Waste Survey at this time and therefore we were unable to gather
       information on the production of secondary/recycled aggregates.
       Consultants will be undertaking a study into this area for an Essex
       figure which should provide us with enough information for forward
       planning over the next year. We will be working towards improving our
       links with Industry and the Environment Agency to obtain this
       information for the next AMR period.

10.6   Freedom of Information: Under the provision of the Freedom of
       Information Act (2004) and Environmental Information Regulations
       (EIR) 2004 require that all public bodies make information they hold
       available to the public.



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10.7   This has caused part of the Aggregates and Waste Industry within the
       UK to withhold their sales, production and disposal information on their
       sites. It is hoped that this can be fully resolved for inclusion within the
       next AMR.

10.8   Monitoring of RSS Waste Policy: This will appear in future AMR when
       the waste policies are confirmed by the Region and will be reported on
       in subsequent AMR.

10.9   The Effect that Minerals and Waste Policy has at District Level: While
       some background work has been undertaken in regard to this issue it is
       at an embryonic stage to comment on fully in this AMR but will be
       reported on in subsequent AMR.

11.    CONCLUSION:

11.1   Essex has failed to meet the milestones set out in the April 2005
       Minerals and Waste Development Scheme (MWDS). Accordingly, the
       MWDS has been revised in November 2006 having been approved by
       the Government Office. Performance against the new scheme will be
       represented and commented on in full in subsequent AMRs.

11.2   Whilst some monitoring of waste and minerals policy relating to their
       effect on local plan policies has taken place, it has been scarce and
       this requirement will be satisfied in future AMRs.




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                                                                       APPENDIX 1

Pol. No.   Policy                                                Replaced by
Minerals Local Plan Review 1997
MLP1       Minerals Reserves                                     MDD Core Strategy
MLP2       Mineral Need                                          MDD Core Strategy
MLP3       Transportation                                        MDD DC Policies
MLP4       Non-Preferred Sites                                   MDD Core Strategy
MLP5       Aggregate Recycling                                   MDD DC Policies
MLP6       Site Consideration                                    MDD DC Policies
MLP7       Dredged Materials                                     MDD Core Strategy
                                                                 & DC Policies
MLP8       Agriculture                                           MDD DC Policies
MLP9       Working and Reclamation                               MDD DC Policies
MLP10      Processing Plant and Buildings                        MDD DC Policies
MLP11      Processing Plant and Buildings                        MDD DC Policies
MLP12      Programming                                           MDD DC Policies
MLP13      Development Control                                   MDD DC Policies
Essex and Southend Waste Local Plan 2001
W3A        Sustainable Development, National Waste               WDD Core Strategy
           Hierarchy & Proximity Principle
W3B        Identified national, regional, local need. Landfill   WDD Core Strategy
           provision for plan period.
W3C        Essex Waste Only Policy. 25ktpa landfill & special    WDD Core Strategy
           waste, .50ktpa non landfill
W3D        Non inert landfill void space reserved for that       WDD Core Strategy
           waste
W4A        No unacceptable adverse effects to surface and        WDD Revised DC
           ground water                                          Policies
W4B        No unacceptable adverse effects to surface and        WDD Revised DC
           ground water                                          Policies
W4C        Highway/Transport Access                              WDD Revised DC
                                                                 Policies
W5A        Special Waste                                         WDD Revised DC
                                                                 Policies & Core
                                                                 Strategy



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Pol. No.   Policy                                                 Replaced by
W5B        Clinical Waste                                         WDD Revised DC
                                                                  Policies
W5C        Sewage Treatment Works                                 WDD Revised DC
                                                                  Policies
W6A        Promote reduction, re-use and recycling                WDD Revised DC
                                                                  Policies & Core
                                                                  Strategy
W7A        Criteria - indoor composting                           WDD Revised DC
                                                                  Policies
W7B        Criteria - outdoor composting                          WDD Revised DC
                                                                  Policies
W7C        location of Anaerobic Digestion facilities             WDD Revised DC
                                                                  Policies
W7D        Secondary aggregate and inert waste recycling          WDD Revised DC
                                                                  Policies
W7E        MRF's, Waste Recycling Centres, CA/WTS                 WDD Revised DC
                                                                  Policies
W7F        Scrap yards                                            WDD Revised DC
                                                                  Policies
W7G        Incineration                                           WDD Revised DC
                                                                  Policies & Core
                                                                  Strategy
W7H        Landfill Gas Provision                                 WDD Revised DC
                                                                  Policies
W7J        Mining of waste                                        WDD Revised DC
                                                                  Policies
W8A        WM Facilities - schedule 1                             WDD Waste Site
                                                                  Allocations
W8B        Non Schedule 1 WM facilities                           WDD Revised DC
                                                                  Policies
W8C        Smaller scale WM Facilities (,25ktpa)                  WDD Revised DC
                                                                  Policies & Waste Site
                                                                  Allocations
W9A        Preferred landfill sites.                              WDD Revised DC
                                                                  Policies & Waste Site
                                                                  Allocations
W9B        Landfill/raising not for own sake - restoration need   WDD Core Strategy &
                                                                  Revised DC Policies



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Pol. No.   Policy                                            Replaced by
W10A       Conditions/legal agreements to ensure             WDD Revised DC
           compliance                                        Policies
W10B       Full applications for WM facilities               WDD Revised DC
                                                             Policies
W10C       Landfill proposals with measures for feasible a   WDD Revised DC
           restoration.                                      Policies
W10D       Landfill proposals with gas management            WDD Revised DC
           measures - special measures within 250m           Policies
W10E       Wildlife protection and conservation              WDD Revised DC
                                                             Policies
W10F       Hours of operation                                WDD Revised DC
                                                             Policies
W10G       Protection of public rights of way                WDD Revised DC
                                                             Policies
W10H       Airport Safeguarding                              WDD Revised DC
                                                             Policies

 Structure Plan Policies:

 Minerals Section

 Policy MIN1 – The Minerals Planning Authority will endeavour to ensure that
 reserves of land – won sand and gravel are always available, with planning
 permission sufficient for at least seven years.

 Policy MIN2 – Land will be available for minerals working through the
 planning process to provide an appropriate contribution to local, regional and
 national needs.

 Policy MIN3 - Proposal for sand and gravel working on sites other than those
 listed in the Minerals Plan will only be permitted where:-

 Policy MIN4 – Wherever possible, potentially workable minerals deposits will
 be safeguarded from surface development that would sterilise the minerals

 Policy MIN5 – Existing and potential aggregate importing facilities shall be
 safeguarded

 Policy MIN6 – Planning Permission for minerals extraction and related
 development will be refused where there would be an unacceptable effect on
 any of the following:-

 Policy MIN7 – Proposal for minerals working will only be permitted where
 proper provision has been made within reasonable time


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Policy MIN8 The Minerals Planning authority will encourage the use of
recycled and waste materials as substitutes for primary aggregates.

Waste Section

Policy WM1 – The Waste Planning authority fully endorse the government’s
hierarchy of waste management.

Policy WM2 – for the period 1997 – 2010, provision will be made for landfill of
a proportion of London’s waste in accordance with regional advice.

Policy WM3 Proposals for waste management operations and related
development will be considered against certain criteria.




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APPENDIX 2
                                                                                                                 APPENDIX 3

          Minerals & Waste Applications Determined 1 Apr 05- 31 Mar 06
Site Ref Application      Application Detail                                                          Decision    Decision   EIA   s106
          Number                                                                                      Date
13 421 18 ESS/48/01/COL/R Review of Mineral Planning Permissions                                      13 Apr      Granted    Yes
                                                                                                      2005
13 421 19 ESS/49/01/COL/R    Review of Mineral Planning Permissions                                   13 Apr      Granted    Yes
                                                                                                      2005
14 457 23 ESS/56/04/TEN      Creation of new hard standings and erection of 5 buildings, including    21 Apr      Granted
                             offices, vehicle depollution unit, dismantling/work shops and storage    2005
13 421 18 ESS/54/04/COL/REV Variation of cond 3 (operating times) attached to approved application    25 Apr      Granted
                            ESS/36/02/COL to allow the approved concrete batching plant to            2005
                            operate on 5 days per annum between 1800 & 2100 hours Monday to
                            Friday & between 1300 & 1800 hours on Saturdays
32 457 00 ESS/05/05/BAS     The creation of a waste treatment facility for the purpose of accepting   13 May      Refused
                            highway gully waste material. Including stockpiling of treated material   2005
                            in drainage pits, material drying, screening for the removal of ferrous
                            & non ferrous materials etc
22 457 02 ESS/17/03/EPF     Raising the level of the land by depositing approximately 5,200m3 of      18 May      Granted
                            topsoil                                                                   2005
32 457 14 ESS/09/05/BAS     Erection of a steel clad buildings to enclose 2 bins for storage of       19 May      Granted
                            asbestos waste                                                            2005
14 421 27 ESS/13/05/COL     Cont of use of land for recycling of concrete & brick waste, coated       28 Jun      Granted
                            roadstone and soils, not in compliance with Cond 2 attached to            2005
                            approved app ESS/05/00/COL, until 30 April 2007.
13 421 18 ESS/06/05/COL Creation of a hardstanding for the proposed siting of a replacement           29 Jun      Granted
                            sand and gravel processing plant to provide an even hard surfaced         2005
                            area at a uniform level of 19.5m AOD
32 421 02 ESS/10/05/BAS Proposed temp. installation for a trial period not exceeding 5yrs of a       11 Jul   Granted
                        new enclosed municipal waste treatment facility to treat using air,          2005
                        water & leachate no more than 15,000tonnes of mixed waste per
                        annum already received by the landfill site
31 457 15 ESS/22/05/BRW Construction of kiosk to house electrical equipment to control plant on      19 Jul   Granted
                        site                                                                         2005
13 457 11 ESS/11/05/COL Application to permanently retain containment walls, together with a         03 Aug   Granted
                        conveyor and hopper for the existing recycling centre                        2005
11 421 12 ESS/24/05/UTT Cont of dev of a combined plant & anc facilities for the manufacture of      19 Sep   Granted
                        mortar & concrete using indigenous primary agg and primary &                 2005
                        recycled agg imported
14 457 10 ESS/04/05/TEN Change of use of part of haulage yard to form an extended waste              27 Sep   Granted
                        transfer station, including the erection of a new building for the sorting   2005
                        & treating of mixed biodegradable & inert waste & the continuing use
                        of concrete crusher & wood chipper/shredder
14 457 24 ESS/27/05/TEN Construction of sewage pumping station, sewage treatment works,              27 Sep   Granted
                        access road and site fencing                                                 2005

12 421 10 ESS/21/05/BTE Continuation of use of bagging plant, ancillary raw material bays and        28 Sep   Granted
                        stocking area without compliance with Condition 5 (hours of working)         2005
                        attached to planning permission ESS/22/04/BTE
23 421 30 ESS/28/05/CHL Overnight and weekend parking of lorries associated with the                 07 Oct   Granted
                        distribution of aggregates, together with a lorry wash and Portakabin        2005
                        office
34 457 17 ESS/26/05/ROC Waste Recycling facility for gully waste, stockpiling, material drying.      10 Oct   Granted
                        Screening of ferrous & non ferrous materials & removal of non                2005
                        recyclable material to an off site location - portakabins
12 457 27 ESS/30/05/BTE Change of use to waste transfer station/recycling centre including           18 Oct   Refused
                        new sorting shed re use of currently redundant buildings and use of          2005
                        land for concrete crushing




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31 457 07 ESS/23/05/BRW Removal of time limits to allow the continued use of land for green       31 Oct   Refused
                         waste composting on a permanent basis etc                                2005
23 421 11 ESS/49/04/CHL/ Proposed non-compliance with cond 39 & 40 of plng permission             01 Nov   Granted   Yes
          REV            ESS/10/03/CHL to allow the continuation of the existing operations       2005
                         until the remaining void is fully restored
35 457 07 ESS/33/05/CPT Continue use as a waste transfer station without compliance with          01 Nov   Granted
                         cond. 7 (nº of containers) attached to ESS/10/98/CPT to allow for 4      2005
                         containers to store asbestos waste prior to disposal to landfill
21 422 03 ESS/25/05/HLW The cont of dev. for the production of coated roadstone without           01 Nov   Granted
                        compliance with cond. 5 (hrs of operation) 6 & 7 (night time noise        2005
                        limits) as attached to ESS/31/01/HLW to allow extended night time &
                        Sunday working for a period not exceeding 40 days pa
23 421 11 ESS/18/05/CHL Use of land for recycling of construction & demolition wastes,            02 Nov   Granted
                        comprising crushing & screening within the existing sand & gravel         2005
                        plant site to produce secondary aggregates for the construction &
                        allied industries
23 421 03 ESS/42/05/CHL Cont of Dev permitted under ESS/34/99/CHL, 'The siting of one             29 Nov   Granted
                        caravan for the use by security guards patrolling the existing minerals   2005
                        workings', without complying with Cond 1, to allow for the retention
                        until 31/12/2009
12 421 35 ESS/20/05/BTE Cont of removal of materials in the course of construction of an          05 Dec   Granted
                        agricultural reservoir, PP ESS/20/04/BTE, without complying with          2005
                        Cond 1 (accordance with approved plans), to allow the retention &
                        cont use of a haul road, wheel cleaner, weighbridge etc
34 421 15 ESS/36/05/ROC Permanent installation of a LFG flare within the existing LFG             09 Dec   Granted
                        Generation Plant                                                          2005
23 421 16 ESS/40/05/CHL Replacement mineral processing plant                                      12 Dec   Granted
                                                                                                  2005




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23 421 34 ESS/31/04/CHL/ Dev. (mineral ext. for the construction of an irrigation reservoir) as   14 Dec   Granted   Yes
          REV            approved under plng perm. ESS/37/00/CHL without complying with           2005
                         cond 4 of the approved scheme relating to the open storage of
                         aggregates on site (revised stock pile size & location)
35 457 0 ESS/34/05/CPT Change of use to provide waste transfer station and erection of 3m         16 Dec   Granted
                         high litter sheeting to the existing 3m high fence                       2005
32 457 04 ESS/38/05/BAS     Retrospective permission for a material recovery and waste transfer 22 Dec     Granted
                            station at units 10-11 Heron Court incorporating proposals to increase 2005
                            the proportion of material recovered for recycling
23 421 16 ESS/44/05/CHL Mineral extraction and progressive restoration of a western extension 31 Jan       Granted
                                                                                                2006
11 421 05 ESS/02/06/UTT Installation of additional micro turbine generating set and ancillaries 27 Feb     Granted
                        to existing electricity generating compound, to be powered by landfill 2006
                        gas from the landfill area (retrospective)
23 421 03 ESS/49/05/CHL Retention of an existing concrete batching plant, originally approved 27 Feb       Refused
                        under permission CHL/329/84 in a 'mothballed' state of un use until 2006
                        31 Dec 2009
34 421 07 ESS/32/05/ROC Continuation of use of the site for crushing, screening & storage of 01 Mar        Granted
                        concrete, demolition & plant hire with ancillary storage, workshop & 2006
                        associated buildings
          ESS/53/05/BTE  The construction of a Dry Silo Mortar (DSM) plant within the main 02 Mar          Granted
12 421 10               processing and infrastructure area                                      2006

13 421 19 ESS/17/05/COL     Relocate approved inert recycling facility within the confines of     29 Mar   Granted   Yes
                            Colchester Quarry                                                     2006
12 421 14 ESS/08/06/BTE     The continuation of development at the site without compliance with   29 Mar   Granted
                            Cond 21 (Scheme of workings) and Cond 31 (Restoration Scheme)         2006
                            attached to ESS/13/02/BTE to allow the site to be fully restored by
                            the 31 July 2007




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14 421 13 ESS/63/04/TEN   Continued use of silt ponds without complying with condition 5 (time 30 Mar   Granted
                          limit) of planning permission TEN/334/89                             2006




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                                                                                                                                                                    APPENDIX 4


                                                              Essex Household Recycling & Composting
                                                                Performance April 2005 - March 2006

              AUTHORITY                   Household Waste Household Waste Household Waste Total Household   Best Value Performance      ECC Performance                2005/6       2007/8
                                          to Landfill     Recycled          Composted      Waste Arisings   Indicators                  Indicators                   Statutory     Statutory
                                                                                      3
                                                   1               2         (Tonnes)        (Tonnes)                                                               Performance   Performanc
                                          (Tonnes)        (Tonnes'                                              82a          82b         Total     Total recycled
                                                                                                             Household    Household   recycled &   & composted       Standard          e
                                                                                                              Waste         Waste     composted     2004/5 (%)                     Standard
                                                                                                             Recycled     Composted   2005/6 (%)
                                                                                                                (%)          (%)
BASILDON DISTRICT COUNCIL                    59,451.87       12,138.0         5,378.7          76,968.6       15.77%       6.99%        22.76%        19.70%           30%           30%
BRAINTREE DISTRICT COUNCIL                   39,237.93       11,776.0         5,480.9          56,494.9       20.84%       9.70%        30.55%        28.45%           21%           21%
BRENTWOOD BOROUGH COUNCIL                    21,455.11        4,940.8         2,831.9          29,227.8       16.90%       9.69%        26.59%        24.28%           30%           30%
CASTLE POINT BOROUGH COUNCIL                 27,171.36        5,587.1         3,000.5          35,759.0       15.62%       8.39%        24.02%        19.85%           24%           24%
CHELMSFORD BOROUGH COUNCIL                   56,479.50       11,734.7         10,940.0         79,154.3       14.83%       13.82%       28.65%        26.83%           18%           20%
COLCHESTER BOROUGH COUNCIL                   43,871.82       11,783.7         7,101.6          62,757.0       18.78%       11.32%       30.09%        29.75%           30%           30%
EPPING FOREST DISTRICT COUNCIL               37,376.26        8,056.2         3,681.7          49,114.1       16.40%       7.50%        23.90%        21.54%           30%           30%
HARLOW DISTRICT COUNCIL                      23,041.70        5,318.0          399.5           28,759.2       18.49%       1.39%        19.88%        16.09%           18%           20%
MALDON DISTRICT COUNCIL                      16,776.65        4,198.8         2,731.1          23,706.5       17.71%       11.52%       29.23%        21.36%           30%           30%
ROCHFORD DISTRICT COUNCIL                    28,567.03        4,682.9          179.0           33,428.9       14.01%       0.54%        14.54%        12.31%           18%           20%
TENDRING DISTRICT COUNCIL                    38,025.43       10,442.9            0.0           48,468.4       21.55%       0.00%        21.55%        19.94%           24%           24%
UTTLESFORD DISTRICT COUNCIL                  23,862.07        7,114.5         1,090.5          32,067.1       22.19%       3.40%        25.59%        23.35%           30%           30%
Waste Collection Authority Total            415,316.74      97,773.753       42,815.29        555,905.78      17.59%       7.70%        25.29%        22.81%

ESSEX COUNTY COUNCIL4                       51,932.71       45,453.01        33,886.48        131,272.20      34.63%       25.81%       60.44%        57.59%           N/A           N/A
Essex Total                                 467,249.45      143,226.76       76,701.77        687,177.98      20.84%       11.16%       32.00%        29.83%           30%           30%

Total HW Recycled & Composted 05/06          219,928.53
Other HW Collected 05/06                     467,249.45
Countywide Recycling Rate5                    32.00%


|Total Household Waste Generated      |      687,177.98




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