Planning advice and guidance

Guidance for developers

Visit the Essex Design Guide (EDG) for comprehensive guidance on planning in Essex.

View Essex Planning Protocol (PDF, 589KB) for planning authorities’ shared commitment to delivering quality developments in Essex.

See the Developers Guide Infrastructure Contributions (PDF, 2.98MB) for guidance on how Section 106 agreements and the Community Infrastructure Levy can be used to mitigate the impact of development.

2019-2020 statement of income and expenditure (PDF, 836 KB), shows how the Council has delivered new infrastructure using money contributed by developers.

See Essex Highways adoptions and land section, which has guidance on all aspects of development work on the highway.

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