We use a variety of documents when planning for new development in the Borough.
They consist of:
These form part of the Local Plan and provide detailed guidance on how planning policy will be implemented by us.
This provides detailed design advice on the layout, design and spatial principles of new residential and mixed use development. The EDG version Adopted by Colchester Borough Council is the 1997 edition, copies of which can be viewed at the Council Offices (Rowan House). The most recent version is an online version which can be viewed below: The Online version is not adopted by Colchester Borough Council.
View Essex Design Guide
These inform developers and other interested parties of the constraints and opportunities presented by specific sites and the type of development expected or encouraged by us.
View Development Briefs
These were introduced under the Localism Act 2011 and are created by local communities. Once they are adopted by us, the Neighbourhood Plans form part of the Development Plan for Colchester Borough.
View Neighbourhood Plans
The archaeological implications of development proposals in Colchester are assessed in accordance with the National Planning Policy Framework and Policy DP14 of the Current Local Plan 2001-2021. The Archaeology in Development Plan 2015supplements and adds an additional level of detail to this planning policy. It is an important material consideration for Development Management when assessing development proposals or applications within Colchester Borough.
For more information on Archaeology and the Historic Environment please view the advice page found here