DEVELOPERS behind plans to build 485 homes and employment units on land in Mistley have lodged an appeal after Tendring Council refused planning permission.

Tendring Council’s planning committee turned down the application in November 2018 as it felt the site had too many houses on it to be suitable for an edge-of-settlement development

Because the site, on land off Long Road, already has planning permission for 300 homes and is included in the emerging Local Plan, the scheme had been recommended for approval by Tendring Council officers.

Now, the developers have lodged an appeal with the planning inspectorate, which will determine whether or not planning permission can be granted through an inquiry.

Although previously made representations will be passed on to the planning inspector, people have until March 4 to make any further representations to the inspectorate.

To do so, people should visit the Tendring Council’s online planning portal.