An appeal has been lodged after plans for 146 homes were refused.

CML Microsystems Plc and Countryside Properties is fighting Maldon District

Council’s refusal of plans for Oval Park in Hatfield Road, Langford.

There will now be a public inquiry.

Richard Perry, a parish councillor for Heybridge, Langford and Ulting, said: “This

development of town houses in an area that is clearly not a town is unsustainable

and unsuitable for this green space, and this appeals procedure makes a nonsense

of the Localism Act."

The Oval Park plans include an internal access road, the creation of public open

space, demolition of the former open water storage tanks and CML’s headquarter