A LONG-awaited public enquiry into an appeal against the refusal of permission for 150 new homes alongside the A4 land north of Bath Road in Corsham is taking place next week.

Gladman Developments have appealed against a Wiltshire Council condition which stops it from starting work on the development.

Chairman of the Pickwick Society David Taylor said: “We were expecting the enquiry to take place in spring 2019 but it was postponed. It has taken a long time due to the workload of the planning inspectorate who don’t have sufficient resources.

“This is the final appeal taking place. This is the combination of a six-year campaign effort by the Wiltshire Council, aided by the Pickwick Society.

“The enquiry is in front of the planning inspector. He will make his decision based on four days of evidence by a team of experts. If he allows it then the building will go ahead.”

The public enquiry is starting on Tuesday at 10am at the Council Chambers in Monkton Park in Chippenham.