Planning Applications


Below you will find a brief description and link to the recent planning applications that the Parish Council have been asked to comment on. By clicking on the link provided you will be able to see all the relevant documentation relating to that specific application including the Parish Council’s response once it has been received by Colchester Borough Council.

Material Planning Considerations

Members of the public need to be aware that the Parish Council can only comment on plans based on the material planning considerations set by law. The following are issues which the Planning Committee can take into consideration in reaching a decision:

  • Planning policy such as local and structure plans, other local planning policies, government guidance, case law, previous decisions of the Council.
  • Design, appearance and layout.
  • Impact on visual or residential amenity including potential loss of daylight or sunlight or overshadowing, loss of privacy, noise disturbance, smell or nuisance.
  • Impact on trees, listed buildings or a conservation area.
  • Highway safety and traffic.
  • Health and safety.
  • Crime and fear of crime.
  • Economic impact.

The following are NOT relevant planning issues and the Planning Committee cannot take these issues into account in reaching a decision:

  • Land ownership issues including private property rights, boundary or access disputes, restrictive covenants, rights of way, ancient rights to light.
  • Effects on property values.
  • Loss of private view.
  • Identity of the applicant, their personality, or a developers motives.
  • Competition.
  • The possibility of a “better” site or “better” use.
  • Anything covered by other types of legislation.

Planning Applications

168 Rowhedge Rd, reference number 171308

33 Hillview Close, reference number 171051

28 Colne Rise, reference number 170766

17 Colne Rise, reference number 170541

107 Hillview Close, reference number 170455

4 Church Hill, reference number 170484

159 Rowhedge Road, reference number 170223

St Lawrence School, reference number 170040

1a Chapel Street reference number 163200

1a Chapel Street & 7 Head Street reference number 163199

Land West of Rowhedge Rd reference number 162716  REVISED DEADLINE IS 23rd DECEMBER…read this information please 

Rowhedge Wharf reference number 162467

34 Regent Street reference number 162525

20 Regent Street reference number 162135

157 Rowhedge Rd reference number 161387

Rowhedge Heritage Trust Hut reference number 161460

11 Heath Rd reference number 160700

10 High Street reference number 161095 

7 Regent Street reference number 160857

8 Rowhedge Rd reference number 160818

Post Office Stores 19 High Street reference number 160757

Rowhedge Wharf, reference number 160792

11 Heath Rd reference number 160700

Rowhedge Wharf reference number 160551

87 Rectory Road reference number 160548

Rowhedge Heritage Trust reference number 160381

20 High Street reference number 160391

20 High Street reference number 160390

6 Church Street reference number 160248

31 Hillview Close reference number 160250

Rowhedge Wharf reference number 152897

Cleavelands Farm reference number 152860

8 Head Street reference number 152776

6 Parkfield Street:reference number 152194

8 Head Street: reference number 152050

97 Hillview Close: reference number 151822

Infill plot between 23 & 25 Parkfield Street: reference number 151452

41 Rectory Rd: reference number 151204

115 Hillview Close: reference number 151203

Donyland House: reference number 151255

83 Hillview Close: reference number 150540

Rowhedge Business Park: reference number 150917

23-25 Parkfield Street: reference number 150819

Ramplings Site – Rowhedge Business Park: reference number 143704

Ramplings Site – Rowhedge Business Park: reference number 144677

Rowhedge Wharf Development: reference number 144693

Please click here to visit the Colchester Borough Council planning pages.