A residents’ association is being formed to fight proposed housing developments near Birds Marsh in Chippenham.

A meeting is to be held in Langley Burrell Village Hall on Monday at 7.30pm.

Nick Cox, 49, who lives in Langley Burrell, said: “The aim will be to form a residents’ association and fight the new proposal for more housing, particularly the latest one [by Robert Hitchins].

“We think it is ill-conceived; it is going to produce more traffic and cause all sorts of problems this end of Chippenham.”

Mr Cox can be contacted via nicholas.cox@tiscali.co.uk