Cost of living support

Colchester City Council is providing support for residents facing the cost of living crisis.

Climate Change Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

The Council is consulting on the Draft Climate Change Supplementary Planning Document (SPD). This consultation will run from 06 September till 04 October 2023.

Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs)

SPDs expand upon how local plan policies should be applied. They cannot set new policy but build on adopted policy.

The Climate Change SPD sets out our ambition for development to follow best practice in terms of sustainable design and construction, including meeting the LETI standard of net zero carbon by achieving an energy balance onsite and support and encourage renewable energy and water efficiency.

View the Climate Change SPD Consultation Draft (PDF, 5.54MB)

View the Climate Change SPD SEA/HRA Screening Report (PDF, 757KB) 

Climate Change SPD consultation

The Climate Change SPD consultation starts on 06 September 2023 and runs for 4 weeks. All comments must be received by 5pm on 04 October 2023.

A hard copy of the Climate Change SPD can be viewed at Colchester Town Hall during opening hours.

Comments can be made via our consultation portal.

A user guide is available if you need help using the consultation portal.  Alternatively, you can email your comments to

If you have any queries about the consultation, contact the Planning Policy Team by emailing or by calling 01206 282625 or 01206 282473.

All representations will be published on our consultation portal in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and General Data Protection Regulations.

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Page last reviewed: 14 August 2023


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