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By clicking SEARCH, you agree to adhere to the TERMS & CONDITIONS and HOUSE RULES laid out below.  Alternatively you can view our interactive planning map.


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The plans, drawings and material have been submitted to Colchester Borough Council in order to apply for planning permission. They are protected by the Copyright Acts (Section 47, Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988). Information will be held on a computer database system and available for public viewing via the website. They are being made available to be viewed for consultation purposes only. Copies must not be made without the prior permission of the copyright owner (i.e. the applicants or their agent).
Colchester Borough Council makes every effort to maintain the accuracy of the information on this website but cannot accept responsibility for and disclaims all responsibility for any loss or damage which may arise from the use of the information provided.

All electronic documents are in Adobe Acrobat Format. You will require Adobe Acrobat Reader version 6 or above to view the Applications and Plans. This can be downloaded from the Adobe website.

Making Comments on Applications:

Data Protection and Freedom of Information

Colchester Borough Council may publish any response to this notification on its website, including any personal information (such as a telephone number or email address) contained within it. It does not accept 'confidential' comments. By sending your comments you confirm that you agree to this and accept legal responsibility for your comments. No acknowledgement will be sent and all comments will be publicly available.

Comments can take up to 48 hours to appear on the website following submission

To read more about making comments on applications read our Guidelines.

House Rules

House Rules relating to the use of this section of the website can be found by clicking on pdf icon Information on House Rules [18kb]

If an applicant is aggrieved by the decision of the Local Planning Authority to refuse permission for the proposed development or to grant consent subject to conditions, then they may appeal. Appeals must be made to the Secretary of State for the Department of Transport, Local Government and the Regions in accordance with section 78 of the Town and Planning Act 1990, or sections 20 and 21 of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990, as appropriate.

Should an applicant decide to appeal then they must do so within SIX MONTHS of the date of the decision notice, (eight weeks in respect of Advertisement applications and 12 weeks in respect of Householder applications received after 6 April 2009). The appeal must be submitted on a form which can be obtained from:The Planning Inspectorate Customer Support Unit, at Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Temple Quay, Bristol BS1 6PN, telephone 0117 372 6372.

Current Planning Appeals

If you would like to view the current planning appeals as lodged and decided for the last 3 calendar month periods, they may be downloaded from the table below: -


Month EndingAppeals lodged by DateAppeals Decided
30 September 2017pdf icon Appeal Lodged [10kb]pdf icon Appeal Decided [10kb]
31 August 2017pdf icon Appeal Lodged [13kb]pdf icon Appeal Decided [12kb]
31 July 2017pdf icon Appeal Lodged [11kb]None

If you experience any problems downloading any of the above files, please email us at  Systems Support