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Planning advice and guidance

Highways planning advice

We can provide you with pre-application highway advice on road and transport matters associated with your proposal. This can give you:

  • an early indication of whether your proposal is likely to be acceptable to the Highway Authority or not
  • details of information you should submit with your planning application

Use this request for highways and transportation advice form (WORD, 50.8KB) to apply for a service. Complete and send it to the email address below.

Reference the highways and transportation advice - guidance and charges (PDF, 89.6KB) for services available and cost.

Contact the Highways Planning and Community Infrastructure Team

Email: Development.Enquiries@essex.gov.uk

Highways policies and guidance

See our Development Management policies (PDF, 3.95MB) for our position on highway design and transport matters relating to new developments.

Refer to Essex Parking Standards for guidance on parking for new developments.

View the Essex Design Guide (EDG) for comprehensive guidance on planning in Essex. Includes the Highways Technical Manual and Streets and Roads guide.

Implementation of developer works on the highway

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

For enquiries about highway works agreements, contact Essex Highways using the email address below.

Contact Essex Highways Development Management Team

Email: Development.Management@essexhighways.org

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