Inquiry for Land at North East Witham Phase 4, (in Rivenhall Parish), Witham

About the Inquiry

The Planning Inspectorate has received an appeal against a planning application submitted relating to a site at Land at North East Witham Phase 4, (in Rivenhall Parish), Witham.

The appeal is for outline planning permission with all matters reserved for up to 230 dwellings including affordable homes; public open space including sports pitches and facilities, neighbourhood equipped area for play, parkland and alternative natural greenspace, vehicular access via Forest Road and Evans way, a bus, cycle and pedestrian connection to Rickstones road, sustainable drainage systems, landscaping and all associated infrastructure and development.. The appeal has been made by Bellway Homes Limited.

The Secretary of State appointed a Planning Inspector.

The Inquiry will start at 10:00am on 06 December 2022 to determine this appeal.

The Inquiry will be held virtually, via Microsoft Teams.

The event will be livestreamed to our Committee Youtube Channel.

We will publish the decision on this webpage once it has been issued.

Inquiry Attendance Information

Prior to the commencement of the inquiry, if you would like to give your views as a third party, you must contact the Planning Inspectorate Case Officer.

You can contact the Planning Inspectorate Case Officer by phone or email. Their contact details are included below on this webpage.

You should read all of the Inquiry Attendance Information before contacting the Planning Inspectorate Case Officer.

You should also include the Planning Inspectorate reference in your email to the Case Officer.

Participation is at the Planning Inspector’s discretion.

Joining the Inquiry

Before deciding whether to take an active part in the inquiry, you need to think carefully about the points you wish to make.

All representations sent during the assessment of the planning application and appeal stage will be taken into account by the Inspector and re-stating the same points won’t add any additional weight to them.

If you feel that taking part in the Inquiry is right for you in whatever capacity, you can participate in a number of ways.

If you just wish to observe the event, you can do so:

Participating in the Public Inquiry

If you would like to participate in the Inquiry, for example to give your views, you can do this too. Interested Parties will be able to address the Inquiry at the Inspector’s discretion. In order to participate in the Inquiry, you will need to have access to Microsoft Teams (via an app or web browser). If you are not sure how to use Teams you can visit the microsoft website for help and guidance.

If you wish to participate using video, you will need to contact both:

Registered participants in whatever capacity will receive individual joining instructions, providing details of any requirements, guidance and support.

Appeal details

Planning Inspectorate Reference: APP/Z1510/W/22/3305099
Planning Inspectorate Case Officer: Tim Salter
Telephone: 0303 444 5520

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