Please select from the headings below to download the appropriate guide or checklist.
The Essex Design Guide (EDG) has been digitally revamped to provide contemporary socio economic, environmental, and best practice guidance to planners and those interested in the provision of new housing developments.
This provides details of the impacts that development may have on Essex County Council services and infrastructure, and guidance to developers regarding how section 106 agreements and the Community Infrastructure Levy may be used to secure works, finance and/or land to mitigate these impacts.
Essex County Council provides a pre-planning application service to developers wishing to understand issues, related to transportation and community infrastructure, which may be raised by their proposals.
Where development requires an impact to be mitigated using a section 106 agreement, developers are expected to use this template to enter in to any obligations in favour of Essex County Council. Adherence to these specimen clauses speeds up the planning process and reduces legal costs.
Where a new development needs land for a new school or early years and childcare facility, the developer must send in a Land Compliance Study with their planning application. The main points covered are set out in this checklist and should also be used to shape pre-application discussions regarding appropriate locations.
The ‘Development Management policies’ set out the Council's expectations about Highway design and transport matters in relation to new development. They strike a balance between the need for new housing and employment opportunities, the regeneration agenda, and protecting the transport network for the safe movement of people and goods.
Essex Highways, the Council's delivery partner, deals with all aspects associated with the implementation of the developer works in the highway. Please refer to their guidance before making your submission.
The Essex Parking Standards set out the number of parking spaces that should be included in new development along with design guidance. They have been produced in partnership with the Essex Planning Officers Association (EPOA).
Copies of section 106 agreements can usually be downloaded from the relevant Local Planning Authority’s (borough, city or district) website free of charge. Using the above form you can, however, obtain copy agreements from us and confirmation that obligations in favour of the County have been discharged. Please note enquiries regarding the discharge of Highway Works Agreements (s278 et al) must be directed to Development.Management@essexhighways.org