Date set for Calne homes inquiry

Date set for Calne homes inquiry

Date set for Calne homes inquiry

First published in News by , Senior reporter

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.

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10:10pm Thu 7 Aug 14

number 6 says...

I welcome more homes if the result is a bigger supermarket and a large DIY store. Save me the time and fuel having to drive to Swindon or Chippenham on weekends. Tescos on the bypass seems to be a dead duck.
I welcome more homes if the result is a bigger supermarket and a large DIY store. Save me the time and fuel having to drive to Swindon or Chippenham on weekends. Tescos on the bypass seems to be a dead duck. number 6
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