Public inquiry at The Old Library, Town Hall, High Street, Colchester, with the facility to participate virtually.


Opening on 5th April 2022 at 10.00am

Reason for inquiry Appeal(s) by Marden Homes Ltd

Relating to the application to Colchester Borough Council for demolition of existing buildings on the site and redevelopment to provide 130 residential dwellings with access, link road to allow for potential future connections, associated parking, private amenity space and public open space at Land adjoining The Gables, Kelvedon Road, Tiptree
An Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State will hold an Inquiry opening on the date shown above to decide the appeal.

Members of the public may attend the Inquiry and, at the Inspector’s discretion, express their views. If you wish to participate in the Inquiry virtually please contact the Local Planning Authority - email: or telephone: 01206 282250 for details of how to do so.

If you, or anyone you know has a disability and is concerned about facilities at the inquiry venue, you should contact the Council to confirm that suitable provisions are in place. Documents relating to the appeal(s) can be viewed at the Council offices by prior arrangement or by clicking on links below.

Core documents relating to The Gables 

Evidence documents

Planning App detail

Where applicable, you can use the internet to see information and to check the progress of cases through

Contact point at the Planning Inspectorate:

Robert Wordsworth, Tel 0303 444 5608, email

Planning Inspectorate References: APP/J1530/W/21/3278575

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