The date has been set for an appeal against a refused Traveller site in Hook near Swindon.

Mr and Mrs Richards applied to the council to change the use of The Paddock in Hook to a caravan site consisting of four pitches for a mobile home, touring caravan, semi-detached utility building, a children’s play area and car parking.

The plans were refused by Wiltshire Council which said the plans would have an “unacceptable impact” on the character of the area.

Officers added: “The development of the site for gypsy and traveller pitches is inappropriate in this location to the character of its surroundings, where the village is characterised by traditionally built permanent housing.”

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The appeal launched by Mr and Mrs Richards is set to begin on December 7 at 10am at the Neeld Hall in Chippenham.

Currently, it is expected that the hearing will take one day.