Colchester Council reviews hundreds of planning applications each year.
They range from tree felling to building extensions, new homes, and store and business modifications.
Here we look at the projects decided by the board this week.
Hythe Quay, Colchester
The claimant has applied to change the use of the Shop 5 retail unit in Colne Reach, Hythe Quay.
They sought to convert the unit from a store into a hot fast food take-out restaurant, with modifications to the building including the installation of an exhaust duct.
However, Colchester Council rejected the plans on the grounds that the proposed conduit would detract from the appearance of the building and therefore the character and appearance of the area.
Stane Business Park, Stanway
The impending Greggs store in the newly built Stane Retail Park required the installation of a new sign and internal vinyl graphics in the unit.
She also sought to install two digital promotional screens.
Colchester Council has approved the plans, but the stated planning permission will expire in five years.
Read more: Developer reveals the two new stores will open in a £60million retail park in 2022
Main Street, Colchester
A fine jewelery store will install factory condensers after plans are approved by Colchester Council.
The new Emson Haig store, which was cleared in September 2021, will build the outdoor units on its roof on the High Street site.
Colchester Council’s planning committee said the settlement permission will expire in three years.