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). With the Covid-19 epidemic, these meetings are being conducted remotely via teleconferencing applications such as Zoom.
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 to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
Planning - Monthly Consultation Lists
Colchester's Emerging Local Plan 2013 - 2033
The new Local Plan is an important document which will determine the way forward for Colchester Borough.
It will provide the strategy for the growth of the district to 2033 and beyond, setting out what development will take place and where.
It will set out a vision for the area, establishing the long term aims and aspirations for the Borough. It will include policies and allocations that will help to deliver these aims and aspirations. The plan includes strategic policies and allocations in Section 1 of the plan, prepared jointly with Braintree and Tendring Councils, while Colchester specific allocations and policies are included in Section 2.