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Greater Essex Planning Protocols

Together, local authorities, emergency services, developers and infrastructure providers are vital to the delivery of quality, sustainable development: the Greater Essex  Planning and Emergency Services Protocols set out our shared commitment.

Up to 160,000 new homes are being planned for through Local Plans in Greater Essex. Between 2016 and 2036, our population is predicted to rise by almost 300,000 – an increase of more than 16%.

In line with national trends in recent years delivery in some areas has failed to keep pace with demand. Over the past decade we have only built around 46,000 homes a year at a national level.

We must therefore plan strategically for growth. We will strive to meet projected demand and build resilient, sustainable communities for the future.

Good progress is being made across the county in producing Local Plans to support growth. But only through collaborative working between councils, communities, developers and our emergency services will we secure the right growth for Essex. The Protocols set out our commitment to working together.

View the latest Protocols below.

Greater Essex Planning Protocol, 2018

Essex Emergency Services Planning Protocol, 2024

Current Sub Groups:

  • Greater Essex Planning Protocols
    Mark Curle, EDG Chair
  • EPOA Chair & Essex CC
    Graham Thomas
  • Essex Police
  • Essex Fire
  • Essex Ambulance
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Greater Essex Planning Protocol

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