DUNMOORE has launched a planning appeal over rejected plans to build 50 affordable houses in Pewsey.

The developer has planned to build the housing on land west of Wilcot Road but was told that the scheme was not appropriate.

Planning officers said: “The proposed development of this site will result in a permanent change to the character of the land and its use, resulting in a change from the agricultural/equestrian use and character to that of urban development.

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“The development would not conserve nor enhance the existing undeveloped rural character of the site and would have a harmful impact upon local landscape character.”

Now the developer has launched a planning appeal to get the decision overturned.

Residents or parties interested in commenting on this bid must contact the planning inspectorate by Thursday, November 18.