Planning Appeal Public Inquiry - Land opposite 2 Goldsmith Drive, Rayleigh

APP/B1550/C/18/3212763, APP/B1550/C/18/3215500 and APP/B1550/W/18/3212735



Opening on 13 July for two days at 10:00


Appeals by Mr Martin O’Brien in relation to land opposite 2 Goldsmith Drive, Rayleigh, Essex SS6 9QX

Appeals against enforcement notices issued by Rochford District Council. The matters which are alleged to constitute a breaches of planning control are:

Appeal A - without planning permission the laying of hard standing for the formation of an access roadway measuring 72 metres long and 3.5 metres wide joined onto a further area of hard standing measuring 40 by 32 metres

Appeal B - without planning permission:
1. The unauthorised use of land for residential purposes as a Gypsy and Traveller site.
2. The stationing of caravans (static and touring) for human habitation shown in the approximate position labelled S and T.
3. The parking of vehicles in association with the use of site as a gypsy and traveller site.
4. The installation of a septic tank on the land in the approximate position labelled A.

An appeal against the decision by Rochford District Council to refuse planning permission for Use of land as family Traveller Site comprising of 2 mobile homes, a day room and touring caravans together with access, hard-standing and cesspit (Appeal C)

Sarah Dyer BA BTP MRTPI MCMI, an Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State will hold an inquiry opening on the date shown above to decide the appeal. The inquiry will be held as a virtual event run by an Inspector in the normal way, but with the parties invited to join via Microsoft Teams or telephone.

Documents relating to the appeal can be viewed on the Council website.

(18/0101/COU_B) and 17/01240/FUL Anyone wishing to attend the inquiry must make that interest known to the Planning Inspectorate Case Officer as soon as possible prior to the inquiry, either by email or telephone after reading the Attendance Information set out below.

When contacting the Case Officer, it would be helpful if you could confirm whether you want to take an active part in the proceedings or attend only as an observer (see below).

Inquiry Attendance Information
Before deciding whether to take an active part in the inquiry, you need to think carefully about the points you wish to make. All written submissions from application and appeal stage will be taken into account by the Inspector. 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:

To take part using video, participants will need to have access to Microsoft Teams (via an app or web browser). This link gives further information: Alternatively you can take part by telephone. Calls would be to an 020 number which will incur charges:

If you just wish to observe the event, you should make that clear in your response to the Case Officer.

If you wish to take an active part in the proceedings, please make clear in your response whether you wish only to appear at the inquiry and make a statement or whether you would also wish to ask questions on particular topics.

If you want to take an active part but feel unable to for any reason, and/or the points you want to make are not covered in the evidence of others, consider whether someone else could raise them on your behalf.

Registered participants, in whatever capacity, will receive individual joining instructions, providing details of any requirements, guidance and support, whether joining by Teams or telephone. You should note that the event may be recorded by the Planning Inspectorate for training and quality assurance purposes.

Planning Inspectorate References: APP/B1550/C/18/3212763, APP/B1550/C/18/3215500 and APP/B1550/W/18/3212735

Case Officer contact at the Planning Inspectorate: Corrina Clements – Tel: 0303 444 5270 – E mail


Full details of the appeal can be be viewed at:

In line with General Data Pprotection Regulations; some of the documents have not been made available for public access. 

Enforcement Documents
PDF icon Proof of Evidence - Talent Masuku.pdf155.1 KB22346
PDF icon Statement of case - Land Opposite 2 Goldsmith Drive Rayleigh FINAL.pdf320.33 KB22347
PDF icon RDC01 - Minutes_ Development Committee - 11_09_2018.pdf167.36 KB22348
PDF icon RDC01 - Officers report 17.01240.ful_.pdf340 KB22349
PDF icon RDC01 - Planning application decision 17.01240.ful_.pdf22.59 KB22350
PDF icon RDC02 - Certificate of service - August 2018 Notice.pdf1.98 MB22351
PDF icon RDC02 - Enforcement Notice served with SN cover letters.pdf2.02 MB22352
PDF icon RDC02 - Enforcement Notice served with SN.pdf2.94 MB22353
PDF icon RDC03 - Enforcement Notice B.pdf2.55 MB22354
PDF icon RDC04 - PROW MAP.pdf122.35 KB22355
PDF icon RDC05 - Aerial images.pdf4.17 MB22356
PDF icon RDC07 - Allocations plan extract.pdf1.75 MB22357
PDF icon RDC08 - ALLOCATIONS PLAN GT1.pdf389 KB22358
PDF icon RDC09 - Layout plan - 1 - on application 18.01022.OUT_.pdf3.2 MB22359
PDF icon RDC09 - Layout plan - 2- on application 18.01022.OUT_.pdf1.36 MB22360
PDF icon RDC09 - Layout plan - 3 - on application 18.01022.OUT_.pdf654.61 KB22361
PDF icon RDC09 - Layout plan - 3 - on application 18.01022.OUT_.pdf654.61 KB22362
PDF icon RDC10 - Officers report to application 18.01022.OUT_.pdf401.38 KB22363
PDF icon RDC11 - Supporting document to application 18.01022.OUT_.pdf150.81 KB22364
PDF icon RDC12 - 2018 01 18 Essex GTAA Summary Report (1).pdf1.14 MB22365
PDF icon RDC13 - Core Strategy Adopted Version policy H7.pdf288.27 KB22366
PDF icon RDC14 - Final_planning_and_travellers_policy.pdf327.47 KB22367
PDF icon RDC14 - Final_planning_and_travellers_policy.pdf327.47 KB22368
PDF icon RDC15 - Core Strategy Adopted Version policy GB1.pdf304.53 KB22369
PDF icon RDC17 - Photographs 16th July 2018 - initial site visit.pdf51.01 MB22370
PDF icon RDC17 - Site visit 16 July 2018 notes part 2.pdf1.3 MB22371
PDF icon RDC17 - Site visit 16 July 2018 plan.pdf633.75 KB22372
PDF icon RDC20 - Ministerial statement on MGB.pdf66.44 KB22373
PDF icon RDC21 - 1 - Photographs 19th July 2018 - cess pit.pdf9.63 MB22374
PDF icon RDC21 - 2 - Photographs 13th August 2018 - service of SN and EN.pdf9.31 MB22375
PDF icon RDC21 - 3 - Photographs 8th October 2018 - service of notices.pdf3.72 MB22376
PDF icon RDC21 - 4 - Photographs 12 December 2018 - access.pdf6.58 MB22377
PDF icon RDC22 - Letter from agent re cesspit.pdf138.61 KB22378
Join the Virtual Inquiry
PDF icon Joining Instructions.pdf199.49 KB22395