Find out about the Essex Planning Officers Association.
For further information about the EPOA please contact the Chairman:
Head of Planning & Development
Economy, Localities & Public Health
Essex County Council
Tel: 03330 130453
Minutes from EPOA meetings can be downloaded from this website (please click on the EPOA minutes link in the menu at the top of the page). Information and minutes from the various sub-groups of the EPOA is available via links in the menu on the left.
EPOA guidance documents are also available to download from the EPOA guidance documents link in the menu at the top of the page, and information about the Essex Design Guide (an EPOA document) can be accessed from the Essex Design Guide page of the EDI website, from where the document can either be purchased or downloaded as a PDF.
Response to MHCLG on proposed changes to the National Planning Policy Framework - May 2018
The EPOA has made the following strategic response to the MHCLG consultation on proposed changes to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) that was initially introduced in 2012.
Response to the DCLG Changes to Statutory Consultee consultation - January 2015
The EPOA has made the following response to the recent DCLG consultation on further changes to the statutory consultee arrangements for the planning application process.
Response to the recent Defra consultation on 'Delivering Sustainable Drainage Systems' - October 2014
The EPOA has made the following response to the recent Defra consultation on 'Delivering Sustainable Drainage Systems'. This Defra consultation document set out an alternative approach to the one envisaged in Flood and Water Management Act 2010 to deliver effective sustainable drainage systems that will be maintained for the lifetime of the developments they serve. The Government now wished to consult on delivering sustainable drainage systems through changes to the current planning regime.