Welcome to Essex
This is our BETA website, which is currently under development, please visit www.essex.gov.uk/highways to find out more about Essex Highways

Adoptions and land

The Development Management team deal with many aspects of highway adoptions and highway land. Follow the link to your query to find what you are looking for:

Developer Management Schemes

Are you a developer with planning approval looking to implement your works on the highway? Please refer to our guides below to help you submit drawings for our approval.


The Essex Design Guide is now an available online

The Essex Folio Standard Designs are now available online 

Our offices

Please see below for the details of the relevant office and the specific districts they cover. Enquiries and applications can be sent directly to the appropriate office.

For Braintree, Colchester and Tendring:

653 The Crescent, Colchester Business Park, Colchester, Essex. CO4 9YQ

For Chelmsford, Maldon, Rochford and Uttlesford:

Springfield Highways Depot, Colchester Road, Chelmsford, Essex. CM2 5PU

For Basildon, Brentwood, Castle Point, Epping and Harlow:

Unit 36, Childerditch Industrial Park, Brentwood, Essex. CM13 3HD

If you have any queries you can email the Development Management team.