Planning and building control

Find out how to apply for planning and building control permission, search for application information and get advice. You can also see information on listed buildings and find out about the Local Plan.

Conservation or listed building advice
Due to retirement and resignation the council will be unable to offer the conservation or listed building advice service for the foreseeable future. If you need advice, we would suggest that you consider contacting a local  heritage consultant. The council is unable to recommend anyone and we do not keep a list of approved consultants.

Comment or search for a planning application
How to view, comment on, or find the decision on a planning application.

Appeal against a planning decision
If you disagree with a planning decision, you can appeal within 6 months of the date on the decision notice.

How to make a planning application
Find out how to search and comment on applications, make a planning application and see all the planning policies.

Local Land Charges and Searches
Land charge searches are important because it they can you about possible restrictions or issues affecting your home.

► Building regulations
Find out about building regulations, how to apply and search for Building Control applications.

Planning policy and the new Local Plan
Find out about the council's Local Plan and the background documents that support it. Community led planning is also included in this section.

Go straight to our other related services

► Brownfield land register - details of land that has been previously developed

► Urban design and other guidance documents

Planning advice from the council

Planning application forms and checklists

► Street naming and numbering - register a new address

Additional information

► Building regulations - your questions answered | ► Weekly List of planning applications | ► Latest Planning Committee decisions | ► Planning Portal | ► Essex planning Officers Association


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