The Council usually does not have land available for sale.
If you are seeking land to build your own property, read our information on the Self-Build and Custom Housebuilding Register where you can register your interest. Council land or property to be sold which does not meet this policy will be marketed through estate agents or other property businesses.
The Disposal of Small Parcels of Housing Land Policy sets out Colchester Borough Councils approach to the sale of small parcels of land held by Housing. It aims to protect residents' interest in the Councils land assets and to ensure requests are dealt with in a fair and consistent manner.
Policy on Disposal of Small Parcels of Housing Land
Small parcels of Housing Land will normally be land which is near to housing which is or was previously Council owned. It only covers small areas of land such as verges and other amenity land; it does not include anything which is big enough for one or more dwellings to be built.
Housing Land is regarded as public property and not usually for sale to benefit private individuals. Applications to buy will normally be refused unless there:
In all cases evidence will be required to support or justify the application to buy.
Before contacting us, read the frequently asked question about purchasing small parcels of Council owned Housing Land.
To make an initial enquiry and receive a call back regarding the process and administrative charges for Land Sales, contact the Client Services team with the following information.
From 1 April 2021, there will be a non-refundable charge to process a Land Sale request of £290 including VAT.