Cost of living support
Colchester City Council is providing support for residents facing the cost of living crisis.
Some larger and more complex planning applications would be handled through a Planning Performance Agreement (PPA).
This is where we work together with you to agree actions, resources and timescales.
When reviewing your initial request for pre-application advice we may recommend a PPA, which will be discussed and offered to you.
What you can expect from us when working in partnership with you.
PPA's are subject to a different charging structure to pre-application advice.
If your application proceeds as a PPA, any payment you have already made for pre-application advice will be discounted against the PPA fee.
If you are offered a PPA, we have a template to help with the project.