Find out about the planning process, Colchester's planning policy and the Council's Building Control Service.
View or Comment On Planning Applications & Appeals Search and comment on current planning applications as well as viewing or downloading weekly lists of applications and decisions. Apply for planning permission Submit your application online using the Planning Portal or download a national standard application form. Building Control Information including fees, application forms, regulations, homeowner guides and much more. Planning Enforcement The Planning Enforcement Team investigate possible breaches of planning control and aims to resolve these using the most appropriate means or action. Pre-application Advice Pre-application advice and information for individuals, developers and agents. Development & Regeneration Find information on Colchester's major developments and other information relating to development & regeneration in the area. Also find guidance on Landscape and trees. Planning Policy The Council is responsible for producing Colchester's Local Plan, which guides the future growth and development of the Borough. The existing Local Plan documents are available to view here. Planning Committee The Planning Committee deals with planning applications, planning enforcement, public rights of way and certain highway matters. Local Land Charges The Council has a statutory duty under the Local Land Charges Act 1975 to maintain an accurate and up-to-date Local Land Charges register.