Public inquiries

Land East of Tring

On Tuesday 7 March 2023, the Planning Inspectorate will start its public inquiry into a "hybrid application (with details of two main access points from Bulbourne Road and Station road in full and the main development on the rest of the site in outline with all matters reserved) for the demolition of all existing buildings on the site and the development of up to 1,400 dwellings (including up to 140 use class C2 dwellings); a new local centre and sports /community hub, primary school, secondary school, and public open spaces including creation of a suitable alternative natural green space" at land bound by Bulbourne Road and Station Road, bisected by Marshcroft Lane, Tring, Hertfordshire, HP23 5QY.

Planning application reference: 22/01187/MOA
Appeal reference: 

Attending the inquiry and participating

The inquiry is expected to last for 16 days: 7-10 March, 21-24 March, 28-31 March, 4-6 April and 12 April 2023. It will be held at these locations:

  • The Forum, Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP1 1DN
  • Holiday Inn, Hemel Hempstead, Breakspear Way, HP2 4UA
  • South Hill Centre, Cemetery Hill, Hemel Hempstead HP1 1JF

You may attend the public inquiry. The Planning Inspectorate has requested that all third parties (including members of the public) who wish to put forward their views are required to submit a written statement by the end of Friday 24 March 2023.


There is no public parking at our offices (The Forum) or the South Hill Centre. Those wishing to attend or participate in the public inquiry will need to park in public car parks a short distance away. There are two disabled parking spaces available at The Forum - if you require one of these, please email to discuss your accessibility needs. Parking will be available on Day 7 (Thursday 23 March), when the inquiry will be held at the Holiday Inn.

Online viewing

When the inquiry is in session you may be able to watch proceedings online via Microsoft Teams (you may be required to download the app). Please email in advance of the inquiry to receive a link to the meeting. This link will need to be resent each day. We cannot guarantee that online viewing will be available every day of the inquiry, due to different venues. However, if you are experiencing any difficulties, please contact us on the email above. 

Please note: if you wish to participate, you will need to attend in person. 

Inquiry dates, venues and agenda items

Please note: agenda items are subject to change on the day of the inquiry.

Dates and venue location for Land East of Tring public inquiry
Date Start time  Venue Inquiry room  Agenda items
Tuesday 7 March 10am to 5pm The Forum Conference rooms 1 and 2
  • Opening statements
  • Third parties
Wednesday 8 March 9.30am to 5pm The Forum Conference rooms 1 and 2
  • Third parties
  • Housing Round Table
  • Housing: Council
  • Housing: Appellants
  • Design
Thursday 9 March 10.30am Site visit day Site visit day
  • Accompanied site visit
Friday 10 March 9.30am to 3.30pm The Forum Conference room 1 and Council Chamber
  • Housing: Affordable housing
  • Self-build and custom housing
  • Elderly persons’ accommodation
Tuesday 21 March Non-sitting day (strike action) Non-sitting day (strike action) Non-sitting day (strike action) Non-sitting day (strike action)
Wednesday 22 March 2pm to 5pm The Forum Conference rooms 1 and 2
  • Ecology: Third party
Thursday 23 March 9.30am to 5pm Holiday Inn Langley Suite
  • Ecology: Appellants
  • Built heritage: Socio-economics
  • Highways: Third party
Friday 24 March 9.30am to 3.30pm The Forum Council Chamber
  • Highways: Council
  • Highways: Appellants
  • Flood Risk
Tuesday 28 March 9.30am to 5pm  The Forum Conference rooms 1 and 2
  • Landscape and Visual Impact: Council
  • Landscape and Visual Impact: Rule 6 COG
  • Landscape and Visual Impact: Third party
Wednesday 29 March 9.30am to 5pm The Forum  Conference rooms 1 and 2
  • Landscape and Visual Impact: Appellants
Thursday 30 March 9.30am to 5pm The Forum Conference room 1 and Council Chamber
  • Education: Council
  • Education: Appellants
Friday 31 March 9.30am to 3.30pm The Forum Conference rooms 1 and 2
  • Conditions and S106
  • Agricultural land
  • Energy and sustainability
Tuesday 4 April 9.30am to 5pm The Forum Council Chamber
  • Planning: Council
  • Planning: Rule 6 COG
Wednesday 5 April 9.30am to 5pm South Hill Centre Main Hall
  • Planning: Appellants
Thursday 6 April 9.30am to 3.30pm South Hill Centre Main Hall
  • Site visit (accompanied)
  • Closing submissions

Available documents

When joining the inquiry online you should ensure you've downloaded copies of the core documents and inquiry documents you plan to refer to. Please be patient, as some file sizes are large.

All other general correspondence and application-related documents are available on Public Access under the reference 22/01187/MOA.


If you have any problems viewing the content of the documents, you can:

  • email and quote "Land East of Tring Appeal" in the subject line
  • call 01442 228000 and ask for "planning special services".