Following the consultation, we plan to submit a planning application to Essex County Council in summer 2020. As part of the planning application we are undertaking various assessments looking at topics such as:
• Traffic and transport
• Landscape and visual impact
• Economic benefits
• Air quality
• Noise and odour
More information on these topics can be found in the FAQs.
We would expect a decision on the planning application from Essex County Council before the end of the year. If we are successful, the Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) would take up to two years to build.