This updated ECC guide is aimed at providing a clear and transparent way for the development industry to understand ECC’s expectations and how to approach the provision of development should they wish to do business in Essex. In return ECC commits to a high quality and professional approach in its engagement with the planning process – advocating development that is compliant with emerging or adopted local plans and resisting speculative applications that have not demonstrated adequate assessment of their impact in the light of these Local Plans and provided appropriate mitigation.
It seeks views on the updated guide and its proposals. One change for example, is a new requirement for developers to assist in addressing the perceived shortage of labour in connection with the construction industry, by contributing towards new apprenticeships and encouraging interest in this industry. Other additions include requirements for contributions to be made towards waste and recycling and libraries.
This consultation from ECC runs from 31 October to 12 December 2019.