Toggle menu

Planned maintenance of our systems on Friday 29 September may result in the temporary unavailability of this website or online forms. If you are affected by this, please try the site again later. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.

All webpages and PDFs are produced in the United Kingdom and written in only English. The default human language is identified as en-GB. Further information can be found in the accessibility statement shown in the footer of each page:

In the news: Public Inquiry commencing on 2 August 2022 - Appeal by InfraRed UK Lion Nominee 1 Limited (in administration) and InfraRed UK Lion Nominee 2 Limited (in administration)

A Public Inquiry will be held opening at 10.00am on Tuesday 2 August 2022 in relation to an Appeal by InfraRed UK Lion Nominee 1 Limited (in administration) and InfraRed UK Lion Nominee 2 Limited (in administration) in respect of Planning Application No. 20/01104/OUT relating to the Eastgate Shopping Centre, 85 Southernhay, Basildon SS14 1EB.


PUBLIC INQUIRY at St George's Suite, The Basildon Centre, St Martin's Square, Basildon SS14 1DL with the facility to participate virtually

OPENING ON: 2 August 2022 at 10.00am

The Inquiry will be live streamed on the Council's YouTube Channel:

Planning Application No: 20/01104/OUT

Proposed Development: Outline application (all matters reserved) for the part-demolition and redevelopment of the Eastgate Centre and neighbouring land to provide a mix of town centre uses, including the provision of up to 2,800 residential units (including build to rent, open market sale, student accommodation, later living and co-living (Class C3, C2 and sui generis uses)); consolidation and reconfiguration of existing retail and commercial floorspace (Class A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, D1, D2, sui generis and/or B1 uses); introduction of new retail and commercial floorspace (flexible within Class A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, D1, D2, sui generis and/or B1 uses); reconfiguration of car parking; new public realm, footpaths and walkways, landscaping, open spaces and other associated physical works.

Site Address:Eastgate Shopping Centre, 85 Southernhay, Basildon SS14 1EB

The Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State is Mark Dakeyne BA (Hons) MRTPI who 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.  Please note that there is limited capacity at the venue.

If you wish to participate in the Inquiry in person or virtually please contact the Local Planning Authority (email: or telephone: 01268 533333) for details of how to do so as soon as possible prior to the Inquiry.

Documents relating to the appeal can be viewed at the Council offices by prior arrangement or on the Council website: (search by Application No. 20/01104/OUT).

The Inquiry timetable can be found here: 
Inquiry timetable (Eastgate/InfraRed - 8 August 2022) (Word doc) [48KB] (opens new window)

A Pre-Inquiry note from the Inspector and an agenda for the Housing Land Supply roundtable discussion can be found here: 
Pre-Inquiry note from the Inspector (Eastgate/InfraRed - 2 August 2022) (PDF) [105KB]  
Agenda - HLS Roundtable (Eastgate/InfraRed - 2 August 2022) (PDF) [117KB]

The Inquiry Core Documents Library is available here:

Where applicable, you can use the internet to see information and to check the progress of cases through GOV.UK.  The address of the search page is: 

The Planning Inspectorate Reference is: APP/V1505/W/21/3285386.

The Case Officer contact at the Planning Inspectorate is Tim Salter.

Tel: 0303 444 5520; E-Mail:

When made, the decision will be published online at:

Please refer to the Data Protection Act about how the Council uses your data: