Reduced Services

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

In line with social distancing advice and to protect residents and staff the Council has taken the decision to close the Council offices to the public until further notice.

Whilst the offices are closed to visitors, you are still able to access services and information from this website 24/7.

Information and advice on coronavirus (COVID-19) and how to access Council Services during this period can be found on our Coronavirus information page

You are invited to view and contribute to the The Mayor's Covid Record of Reflection

Essex move to Covid Tier 2 High: Message from Leader of the Council

Planning Fees and Payments FAQ's

How can I pay for my planning application?

Applications can be submitted electronically and paid for via the Planning Portal website or by debit/credit card over the phone via our Customer Services team 01268 882200.

We do not accept payment by cheque.

What are the fees for a planning application?

The fee for a planning application can be calculated using the fee calculator on the Planning Portal website.  

Planning Portal Fee Calculator

Please see the Planning Portal website for further information regarding planning applications.