PLANNING appeal on a bid to build 32 houses in Calne set for mid-October. 

Rainier Developments and the Hon Shane O’Neill launched the appeal in July this year – the inquiry for which is set to begin on Tuesday, October 19. 

Council planning officers knocked the outline plans back in February this year stating that the “adverse impacts” of granting the access permission would not be outweighed by the benefits of the scheme.

The plans relate to land south of Chilvester Hill in the town. 

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They added: “The site is a rural gateway site on the edge of Calne. The development would harm the visual appearance and prevailing rural character in this edge of settlement context.

“It is not considered that the proposal would integrate effectively into the immediate setting and would have a harmful impact upon local landscape character.”

Anyone who wishes to view or participate in the appeal should email: