Planning and building control for businesses

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

Appeal against a planning decision

How to make a planning application

Local Land Charges and Searches

► Building regulations

Planning policy and the new Local Plan

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