Local Plan: Preferred Options Consultation

We are reviewing our adopted Local Plan. We are consulting on the Preferred Options stage NOW! The consultation closes at 4pm on Wednesday 19 June 2024. 

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Types of advice

You can apply for a meeting with a senior planning officer to discuss your proposal. In most cases the meeting may also need to include a specialist officer from the Highway Authority.

As part of the application, you can also request advice on housing policy and planning policy

At the initial meeting you can choose to enter into a Planning Performance Agreement (PPA), where we can agree a fee for a series of discussions.

However, you can apply for individual meetings outside of a PPA if you prefer.

The fee for the initial meeting depends on whether you have had advice from us before.

Fees for new advice

The fee for an online meeting with a planning officer is £3,538.

The fee for an in-person/on-site meeting with a planning officer is £3,892.

Subsequent advice

You can pay a reduced fee for follow-up advice if you have: 

  • already received advice about a similar development on the same site in the last three months
  • received a refusal of planning permission for a similar development on the same site in the last three months

The fee for a subsequent online meeting with a planning officer is £2,652.

The fee for a subsequent in-person/on-site meeting with a planning officer is £2,917.

Highways advice

If you need to involve an officer from the Highway Authority, you will need to pay an additional fee to Essex County Council

 

All fees are valid until 31 March 2025.

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