REDROW Homes has temporarily stopped marketing and promotion for its Burlington Grange development at Corsham.

But the company says it has not pulled out of plans to build 150 new homes on green fields alongside the A4 Bath Road.

Matt Grayson, Redrow Group communications director, said: “Work is on hold until the outcome of a planning appeal. The planning hearing is expected in Spring 2019.

“As standard practice in these circumstances, we’ve also removed the Burlington Grange development from our website, which concentrates on homes currently available to buy.

“Some signage around the site was subject to graffiti stating opposition to the development. It has been removed and we’ve no current plans to consider replacing the signage until the outcome of the hearing is known.

“Subject to planning permission, we’re very much committed to our Burlington Grange development at Bath Road, Corsham.

“We look forward to building much-needed quality homes, and creating jobs, in the area.”

Locals speculated the national housebuilder had pulled out of the deal after Redrow’s Coming Soon sign disappeared from the site boundary.

The Burlington Grange listing on the company’s South West housing development locations also vanished from its website.

Gladman Developments wants to build on land above the Hartham Stone Mine.

David Taylor, chairman of the Pickwick Association, which is campaigning against the development, said: “Gladman have made a number of unsuccessful attempts to satisfy the noise conditions but Wiltshire Council, taking advice from one of the country’s leading acoustics consultants, have rejected each of them.

“Gladman Developments has failed to show that they can build houses which are sufficiently sound and vibration-proof above the working mine.”

The Pickwick Association is continuing to oppose the development and has submitted evidence to the planning inspectorate.

Gladman Developments’ current planning permission expired in September. It has appealed against Wiltshire Council’s refusal to allow building work to start before a foundation investigation plan is completed.

The Gazette and Herald has twice approached Gladman Developments for a comment but the company has so far failed to respond.

A planning inspectorate spokesman in Bristol said: “No decision has been made.”