Hertfordshire County Council is responsible for minerals and waste planning in the Herts
area, and following planning reform in 2004 needed to bring its policies up-to-date to conform with the new Local Development
Framework structure for spatial planning.
Essential Planning Ltd provided policy advice on minerals and waste planning, and stakeholder engagement throughout
2004 and early 2005, as part of development of the Hertfordshire Minerals and Waste Local Development Framework (now referred to as the Hertfordshire Development Plan). This contributed to publication of the Minerals Local Plan
following an Inquiry process, the Statement of Community Involvement and initial stages of the Waste Development Plan Documents.