What is the South Essex Plan?

The South Essex Plan is a Joint Strategic Plan that will form part of the statutory planning framework for South Essex.

It will set out an overall strategy for development across the whole area. It will also contain high level policies on topics such as housing, employment and environmental protection. The Plan will form the context in which individual authorities’ Local Plans are prepared.

The Plan has to be prepared in line with national Regulations and will be subject to an Examination in Public by an independent Inspector. It is expected to be formally adopted by the different authorities in 2023.