Colchester Borough Council (CBC) is the Planning Authority which makes decisions on planning applications and it is their responsibility to inform neighbours of them in good time
However, the Parish Council has the statutory right to be consulted on planning applications by the Planning Authority (Town & Country Planning Act 1990 Schedule 1 para 8), but can only provide comments and or suggestions to CBC. These must be based on material planning reasons and will be taken into consideration by the Planning Authority.
SPC's Planning Committee usually meets the first and third Tuesday of the month at 7.00 p.m. in the Committee Room in the Victory Hall (occasionally meetings are cancelled if there is nothing to review). Agendas are published via the Parish Council calendar and minutes are published shortly afterwards. If you would like the Parish Council to take your comments into consideration, you can send an email here. Please ensure that all comments are based on material planning reasons only.
All documents and plans are available to view from the Colchester Borough Council website at www.colchester.gov.uk/planning. Comments can be made online or by writing to:
Head of Planning Services, Colchester Borough Council
Rowan House, 33 Sheepen Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3WG