Land between Braintree Road and Long Green, Cressing, Braintree – This consultation has now ended.

Purpose of this Consultation

An outline planning application for the development of land between Braintree Road and Long Green, Braintree was submitted to Braintree District Council in 2018 (LPA ref: 18/00549/OUT).

The planning application relates to proposals by Begin Braintree Ltd for the erection of up to 250 dwellings with associated works (access details only). The application was refused planning permission on 5 December 2019. Begin Braintree Ltd has submitted an appeal against that decision. The appeal will be determined by an Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State.

A public inquiry into the appeal will be held and is scheduled to open on 17 November 2020 and to run for 6 days. The appeal reference is APP/Z1510/W/20/3253661.
The planning application was supported by two detailed access drawings showing two new roundabout junctions off Long Green and Braintree Road, and a new ‘spine road’ through the site connecting these two new junctions. These two access drawings have since been superseded by a new access drawing, and it is the intention of Begin Braintree Ltd to submit this drawing to the Planning Inspectorate as part of the appeal proposal. We would ask you to note that the access plan now subject to this consultation reflects the highway arrangement shown in the indicative plans that were determined by the Council. The following table clarifies which plans would be revised:As the application is now subject to an appeal and will be determined by an Inspector on behalf of the Secretary of State, it is necessary to ensure all parties have the opportunity to comment on the revised alternative access plan. A copy of this drawing is provided on this webpage.

Plans at determination of the planning applicationRevised alternative option
17126-010 B – Proposed Highway Improvements
17126-011 A – Proposed Highway Layout
17126-012-A – Proposed Highway Layout
17699-P01-05 – Location Plan dated January 2018No change
17699-0010-02 – Indicative Site Layout Plan dated October 2019No change

A hard copy of the revised plan may also be inspected at the Council offices by appointment only (tel: 01376 552525 to arrange an appointment):

Braintree District Council
Causeway House
Bocking End

Any comments must be provided by 5pm on Friday 6th November 2020 via email to or in writing to: Braintree Appeal Consultation, Emery Planning, 1-4 South Park Court, Hobson Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 8BS.

If you have previously provided comments on the application, it is not necessary to reiterate these comments as they will still be taken into account; but if you wish to re-state or replace your representations, or provide comments on the revised plans, please provide comments following the means above.

The information you provide will be stored securely until completion of the project, after which this information will be deleted. Consultation responses will be made available to Braintree District Council and The Planning Inspectorate. It will not be forwarded to any other third parties. You can contact us at any time to request the deletion of your information.

Anything you submit as part of this consultation may be posted on Braintree District Council or The Planning Inspectorate websites so you may wish to take steps to prevent identity fraud such as not using a hand-written signature or displaying a telephone number. Where certain statements may be seen to be discriminatory or defamatory and may be actionable, the Council and/or the Planning Inspectorate will blank out these parts for the purposes of electronic and paper files. Representations can be made available for public inspection in accordance with the Local Government (Access to Information Act) 1985, even if marked confidential or similar.

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Have your say

We would like your views on the proposals and request that all responses be returned by 5pm on Friday 6th November 2020. If you wish to discuss the project please contact us using the form below to send your feedback and comments, making sure that all of the required fields are completed. If you do not want your name and address included in our report when we submit the planning application, then please let us know within your response.

Contact Details

Please contact Emery Planning if you require any further information;

T: 01625 433 881

Alternatively please write to us at:
Emery Planning
2-4 South Park Court
Hobson Street
SK11 8BS

Please note that the plans may be subject to amendments following receipt of your comments.

Declaration – Please read carefully

All information and personal details provided by you may be available for inspection by third parties and the public. By completing the form below you give your consent for their use by Emery Planning Partnership and/or their associates in connection with future planning applications / appeals in respect of this site. If you do not wish this information to be used in this way and it is to be withheld, then please let us know within your response.