The Local Plan is a plan for the development of the local area, drawn up by the Local Planning Authority. It guides decisions on whether planning applications can be granted.
The Local Plan is in 2 Sections, with Section 1 providing a shared strategic policy context and addressing cross boundary matters for North Essex together with Braintree and Tendring Councils. This was Adopted by Colchester City Council on 2 February 2021.
Section 2 of the Colchester Local Plan 2017-2033 provides the policy framework, site allocations and development management policies for the City up to 2033. This was Adopted by Colchester City Council on 4 July 2022.