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Planning Applications

The Planning Services section of Colchester Borough Council (CBC) provides Dedham Parish Council with details of all relevant Planning Applications received, thereby giving parishioners the opportunity to express an opinion on proposed developments. The Parish Council appoints a Planning Advisory Group to review each Application and propose a response to CBC after considering:


The Parish Council decides the response to CBC,which generally will take the form of a brief statement that:

All responses can be seen by parishioners in the Parish Council minutes and on the CBC planning website under the Planning Application number.

It must be remembered that CBC is responsible for planning decisions,and Dedham Parish Council, on behalf of parishioners, may only express an opinion. Decisions may contradict this opinion.

Details of Planning Applications

CBC gives details of applications to immediate neighbours and the Ward Councillor,as well as to Dedham Parish Council, and appropriate notices are displayed near the site in question.Details may also be inspected on the CBC planning website.

Commenting on Planning Applications

If a parishioner wishes to comment on an application they should,always quoting the relevant application number:

Parishioners may make a verbal presentation of their comments at the monthly Parish Council meeting(maximum duration three minutes).A verbal presentation may also be made at the relevant CBC Planning Committee meeting; please note that procedures at this meeting are strictly controlled,and it is strongly advised to consult with the Ward Councillor beforehand to ensure that the presentation is acceptable and effective.

All applications are dealt with by CBC according to a regulated timetable,and parishioners must comply with the deadlines imposed.

View a pdf version of the Village Design Statement

Click here to go to the Local Council Planning Portal and select the Parish name from the list to show the applications.

Details of current planning applications affecting Dedham and the local area are listed below. Click on the magnifying glass be taken through to the full application details.

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