Find out about the planning process, Colchester's planning policy and the Council's Building Control Service.
View a planning application Search and view details of current planning applications as well as viewing or downloading weekly lists of applications and decisions. Submit a planning application Submit your application online using the Planning Portal or download a national standard application form. Guidance and Advice Forthcoming changes that are happening in planning, information on Discharging Planning Conditions and S106 Agreements as well as planning documents written by the Council. Building Control Information including fees, application forms, regulations, homeowner guides and much more. Planning Policy The Council is responsible for producing the Colchester Development Plan which guides the future growth and development of the Borough. Public consultation is a key part of the Spatial Policy Team's work. Enforcement The Planning Enforcement Team investigate possible breaches of planning control and aims to resolve these using the most appropriate means or action. Planning Committee The Planning Committee deals with planning applications, planning enforcement, public rights of way and certain highway matters. On the Map View Planning Applications, Listed Buildings, Conservation Areas, Tree Preservation Orders, Controls over Alterations (Article 4) and Restrictions on Development using our online mapping system. 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.