A PUBLIC inquiry into plans to build homes in Tiddington begins next week.
It follows an appeal by Rosconn Group against Stratford District Council’s decision to reject its proposals for homes on land at Knights Lane.
Developers had originally applied for outline permission to build 100 homes on the site but the plans were turned down by the authority’s planning committee in March.
Residents and councillors had raised fears the scheme could result in Tiddington merging into Stratford.
Members also ruled building the homes would add to the already traffic-choked roads, have a significant visual impact on the area, and result in the loss of agricultural land.
Developers then went back to the drawing board before re-submitting plans for 60 homes, which were rejected for the same reasons in August.
And members of the planning committee then opted to go against officers’ advice by rejecting scaled-down plans for 30 homes in November.
An appeal was submitted for the 100-home and 60-home scheme soon afterwards and they have now been combined into a joint inquiry.
It will take place at Ettington Community Centre from 10am on Tuesday (February 9) and is expected to last for up to six days.
A government planning inspector is set to preside over the inquiry and members are free to attend and express their views at the discretion of the inspector.