ASDA GO TO APPEAL – There’s 6 weeks to write …




Chris received the following letter today from the District Council. It explains that Asda have gone to appeal on their second application, and that you have 6 weeks from today to add any further comments you wish to make. Although you are supposed to be able to make comments to the Inspector via the “planning portal website”, they don;t seem to added this appeal to the site yet… we will let you know when they do.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Shaun Scrutton Bsc(Hons), DipTP, MRTPI, IHBC, MBA, MCMI

Head of Planning & Transportation
My Ref: JM/Appeal/05/01049/REM

Please ask for: Julie Marcsik
Ext: 3424

Planning Inspectorate Website:

Council Offices
South Street
Rochford Essex

Telephone: 01702 546366
DX 39751 Rochford
Facsimile: 01702 318154

Date: 20th September 2006

Dear Sir/Madam,

TOWN & COUNTRY PLANNING ACT 1990 – Written Representations

Site Location (Attached): Park School Rawreth Lane Rayleigh
Proposed Development: Details Of Retail Foodstore And Part Two Storey Part Three Storey Building Comprising 5No. A1 (Retail) Units, 1 No. A3 Cafe, 3 No. D1 (Non Residential Institutions) 1 No. D1 Community Hall at First Floor and 1 No. D1 Nursery at Ground, First and Second Floor With Access and Car Parking Layout.
Application Reference: 05/01049/REM

Planning Inspectorate Appeal Reference: APP/B1550/A/06/2024715/NWF

Appeal Start Date: 20th September 2006

Appellant(s) Name(s): Asda Stores Ltd And Henry Davidson Developments Ltd

I am writing to let you know that an appeal has been made to the Secretary of State in respect of the above site.

The appeal follows the refusal of planning permission by this Council.

For your information the appeal is being made against the following reasons:

The results contained within the Travel Assessment submitted in support of the reserved matters application are considered unacceptable by the Local Planning Authority in terms of the number of traffic movements arising from the development and the capability of the highway network to absorb those movements. As such the proposal is considered contrary to condition 13 of the outline consent and would be detrimental to highway users and the amenity of local residents.

The proposal, by way of the floor space, size and scale of the retail store, would be likely to have an adverse impact on the vitality and viability of the shopping centres in Hullbridge and Rayleigh contrary to policy SAT1 (iii) of the Rochford District Replacement Local Plan.

The proposal by way of the presence of the retail store and the associated servicing and customers traffic to the store would result in noise and disturbance that would be detrimental to the residential amenity of the occupants of the properties in Priory Chase.

The appeal is to be decided on the basis of an exchange of written statements by the parties and a site visit by an Inspector appointed by The Planning Inspectorate. If you have any query relating to this Appeal you should contact the planning officer, Mr Mike Stranks on Ext. 3412. You can get a copy of the booklet ‘Guide to Taking Part in Planning Appeals’ free of charge from the Council.

The grounds of appeal can be inspected now at these Offices and my Officers will gladly provide information about the Council`s case. The statements will be available for inspection after six weeks from the starting date (i.e.1st November 2006).

Any comments you made at the application stage will be sent to the Planning Inspectorate and will be considered by the inspector. If you want to make the inspector aware of any additional comments or issues you must send three copies within six weeks of the starting date (ie by ). If the Inspectorate receives representations after this time, they will not normally be seen by the Inspector and will be returned to you.

The Planning Inspectorate have introduced an online appeals service which you can use to comment on this appeal. You can find the service through the Appeals area of the Planning Portal ? see The Inspectorate may publish details of your comments, on the internet (on the Appeals area of the Planning Portal).

Your comments may include your name, address, email address or phone number,
Please ensure that you only provide information, including personal information
belonging to you that you are happy that this will be made available to others in this way. If you supply information belonging to a third party please ensure you have their permission to do so. More detailed information about data protection and privacy matters is available on the Planning Portal.

If you intend writing, please do so without delay quoting the Planning Inspectorate reference number which is set out above. Please be aware that the Planning Inspectorate will not acknowledge your letter unless you request them to do so. Furthermore, the Planning Inspectorate will not send a copy of the decision letter to you unless you ask for one.

The address to send comments to or request a copy of the decision is:

The Planning Inspectorate
3/16 Eagle Wing, Temple Quay House,
2 The Square,
Temple Quay,

Please remember to quote the appeal reference number on all correspondence.

Yours faithfully,

Shaun Scrutton
Head of Planning And Transportation

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