Planning Appeal Hearing - Cherry Orchard Brickworks





Opening on Tuesday 21st September 2021 at 10:00 am with 22nd September 2021 reserved




Appeal by Cherry Orchard Homes & Villages Limited - Mr Neil Ryan in relation to the land at Cherry Orchard Brickworks, Cherry Orchard Lane, Rochford, SS4 1PP


Appeal against refusal of planning permission by Rochford District Council for Outline Application with Some Matters Reserved for proposed retirement village consisting of the following: 32 no. over 55's apartments, 22 no. over 55's dwelling houses and 9 no. over 55's bungalows 30 no. assisted living apartments 34 no. sheltered apartments 93 bed care home 903sqm of A1 space 397sqm of A3 space 1974sqm of B1 space 890sqm of D1 space 197 parking spaces. Access to the site the only Reserved Matter for consideration at the outline stage.


G Chamberlain, an Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State, will hold a Hearing opening on the date shown above to decide the appeal. The Hearing 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.


Documents relating to the appeal can be viewed on the Council website application reference 17/00877/OUT - click here


Anyone wishing to attend the hearing must make that interest known to the Council as soon as possible prior to the Hearing, either by email or telephone after reading the Hearing Attendance Information set out below. When contacting the Council, it would be helpful if you could confirm whether you want to take an active part in the proceedings or anticipate attending just as an observer (see below).


Hearing Attendance Information


Before deciding whether to take an active part in the Hearing, 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 and re-stating the same points won’t add any additional weight to them. If you feel that taking part in the Hearing is right for you in whatever capacity, you can participate.


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 on how to use this.  


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


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 Hearing 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.


Planning Inspectorate Reference: APP/B1550/W/20/3251565

Rochford District Council’s reference: 17/00877/OUT

Contact at the Council: Planning and Building Control Technical Team

Telephone: 01702 318034