A date has been set for a public inquiry into the refusal of planning permission to build 125 homes in Calne.

Wiltshire Council refused to give Robert Hitchens Limited planning permission for a 6.7-hectare site south of Abberd Lane.

The developer appealed against the decision and an inquiry will be held on September 2 to 4 at Monkton Park council offices in Chippenham at 10am.

The council said it was outside the framework development boundary for Calne and no provision had been made for affordable housing.

The application was vetoed by Calne Town Council and Calne Without Parish Council, who said the town’s infrastructure would not be able to support the increase in population.

Robert Hitchins Limited won a High Court battle to build on another site close by in 2010.