Large major development
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 meeting with a planning officer is £2,680.
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 meeting with a planning officer is £2,009.
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 2023.