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Planning and building control
Information for developers
Information for developers
How to design a development proposal
Find out what steps you should follow to design a high-quality proposal for a new development.
Livewell Development Accreditation Scheme
Find out more about how we are encouraging house-builders to create developers that promote physical and mental wellbeing.
Request housing and planning policy advice
If you are planning a new housing development, we can offer you housing and planning policy advice as part of your advice package.
Supplementary Planning Documents and planning advice notes
Our SPDs set out detailed advice on how to implement our Local Plan, while we publish planning advice notes in response to common queries, changes in national policy or updated evidence.
Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG)
Biodiversity net gain (BNG) is a way of creating and improving natural habitats. BNG makes sure development has a measurably positive impact ('net gain') on biodiversity, compared to what was there before development. It does this by requiring developers to increase biodiversity by a minimum of 10%.
Apply: Consent to charge for S106
You can apply to us if you need consent to charge a particular property or development in accordance with the provisions of a Section 106 agreement.
Apply: Confirmation of compliance with S106 Agreement
You can use this form if you need confirmation that a developer has complied with a Section 106 Agreement for a particular property or development.
Apply for a CON29 and CON29O search
Find out how to apply for a search, which you can do yourself, or you can employ a solicitor or private personal search agent to help you.
Apply to work on a protected tree
Find out how to apply to work on a protected tree, what happens after you submit your request, and how you can appeal a decision.
Apply: First Homes
If you a developer that is selling a First Homes property to a first-time buyer, you can submit a First Homes application to us.
How to make a planning application
Find out the steps involved in making a planning application.
Request new street names and property numbers
Apply for addresses for new properties, conversion of a building (commercial or domestic) , or new developments.
Essex Coast RAMS
Find out more about how we are using money from developers to protect local wildlife, or how to pay your contribution.
Check if CIL applies and how to pay
Find out if your development will be liable for the levy, how much it will be and how to pay.
Tree planning payments
Find out how you can pay your tree planting contribution.
Adopted Local Plan
We adopted the Chelmsford Local Plan 2013-2036 in May 2020. In it, we identify the number and locations for houses, jobs and businesses we are planning for, along with the infrastructure needed to support growth.
Check if CIL applies
Find out if your development will be liable for the Community Infrastructure Levy.
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