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Datashare - Viewing Council Information

Datashare holds a range of council databases and information - all in one place.


  • Datashare – your ‘one-stop shop’ for council databases and information
  • Reuse of Council information
  • Exemptions to re-use


The Datashare tool allows you access to view and download a range of council databases and information in accordance with the Local Government Transparency Code and other publication requirements. It also includes other information such as

  • Planning application database
  • Business Rates (NDR) database
  • Performance statistics
  • Council spending
  • Parking data

Please click on "View" in Datashare to see the range of information available by category.  You can then either download the information as a CSV file (green ‘Download’ button) or use the ‘click link below’ option to take you to the relevant webpage.

Access Colchester Borough Council's database of planning applications here.  This is published under the UK Open Government Licence.

If you are unable to find necessary data and still have a query contact


Reuse of Council information

The Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulation 2015 came into force in July 2015.  Almost all information held by the Council is now available for use by anyone, subject to the terms of Open Government Licence v3.0.


Exemptions to re-use

Some information on our website is not available for re-use.  For example where copyright does not belong to the Council any re-use will require the specific consent of the copyright owner.

Logos belonging to the Council and any personal information must not be re-used.



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