Copyright & Disclaimer - Application search

Please read the disclaimer and copyright information below carefully.
You will need to click the accept button agreeing to these terms and conditions to be able to continue to search and view planning applications.

This site only contains electronic records of planning applications held by the Essex County Council's County Planning team and is not a complete database of all information held.

Do not rely on information from this site as an alternative to traditional search methods. While we take great care to ensure that the information provided on this site is accurate, we cannot accept any liability or responsibility should you rely on the information and find it to be incorrect.

We will also not be held responsible for any loss, damage or inconvenience caused as a result of any inaccuracy or error within the information.

Any views expressed in any of the documents are not necessarily the views of Essex County Council unless stated. The Council also reserves the right not to publish all or parts of documents submitted in connection with a planning application.

If you have any reason to suspect that the information is incorrect, please contact us immediately by e-mailing so that the matter can be investigated and any corrections made as soon as possible.


Plans, drawings and material submitted to the local authority are protected by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (section 47). You may only use material which is downloaded and/or printed for consultation purposes, to compare current applications with previous schemes and to check whether developments have been completed in accordance with the approved plans, unless you have received an exemption from the Council to use materials for additional purposes.

Further copies must not be made without the prior permission of the copyright owner (the applicant/ agent/ architect). You may make copies of the decision notice provided the copies are not altered in any way.

Ordnance Survey mapping or any mapping created from Ordnance Survey material is also subject to Crown Copyright/ownership of Ordnance Survey Limited. You may view or download this for private and non-commercial purposes only. Users should visit for information on necessary licences/permission should you wish to sell/lend/sub-license/demonstrate/transfer such mapping.

Personal Data

Information submitted to the County Planning team will be handled and made publically available in accordance with national legislation/guidance including Data Protection legislation.

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We will make every effort to remove personal details including telephone numbers, email addresses and signatures prior to being uploaded to this website.

Please note we cannot accept anonymous or private / confidential comments.

How you can request the redaction of information you have submitted

If you have submitted a planning application or a response to a consultation and have included personal/sensitive information that you would prefer not to be made publically available then please complete the Redaction Request Form on

We require a justifiable reason as to why the information in question should remain unpublished and the final decision remains with the county planning case officer.

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