Find out about the planning process, Colchester's planning policy and the Council's Building Control Service.
General Planning Advice, Guidance and Policies Information including advice on planning permission, the Planning Committee, Noise, Archaeology, Contaminated Land and a full FAQ section Make a "Pre-Application" or "Preliminary" Enquiry (PE) Pre-application advice and information for individuals, developers and agents. Apply for planning permission Apply online, or download forms including listed building consents, adverts, certificate of lawfulness, prior notifications and discharging conditions. Building Control Information including fees, application forms, regulations, homeowner guides and much more. View or Comment On Planning Applications & Appeals Search or comment on current planning applications and view weekly lists or read the Planning Committee's amendment sheet. Planning Enforcement The Planning Enforcement Team investigate possible breaches of planning control and aims to resolve these using the most appropriate means or action. 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. Related Topics Pages that may be of interest when making a planning application.