General Planning Advice, Guidance and Policies
Colchester Borough Council provides advice across a broad range of planning topics
The Planning Process Explained Useful information to help answer any queries or concerns you may have. Do I need planning permission? Planning and building regulations guidance for many common building work projects. CBC Planning Policy We are responsible for producing Colchester's Local Plan, which guides the future growth and development of the Borough. The existing Local Plan documents are available to view here. Government Policy and Guidance Find sources of information related to the national planning policies, guidance and best practice coming out of Government. Latest Planning News Find information on some of the recent changes to planning either from us or through Government, the Courts and other bodies. More Information Find out about Listed Buildings, County Council Services and a handy Glossary of Terms Self Assessment Forms Use our Self Assessment Forms to indicate whether you require planning permission.