A PUBLIC inquiry is being held following an appeal by Cala Homes against the development of the IMI Norgren site in Shipston.

The appeal relates to a planning application for the demolition of existing industrial buildings and caretakers house to make way for 125 new homes and employment use on Campden Road.

Stratford District Council refused the application last July on the grounds the site is generally not sustainable because of its separation from the town and because of the impact upon the landscape setting of the town.

The inquiry, expected to last for three days starting on Tuesday, will be held at the council offices, Elizabeth House, Church Street, Stratford at 10am.

A Government Planning Inspector will preside over the inquiry and members of the public may attend the inquiry and express their view.