A PUBLIC inquiry starts next week relating to an application for the change of use of land for a gypsy pitch in Moreton.

Applicant Craig Vinson is appealing the refusal of plans for the positioning of caravans for residential purposes with additional hard standing and utility/dayroom on land at Briar Close Nursery.

Stratford District Council and West Oxfordshire District Council refused the plans on the grounds of adverse landscape impact, isolated location and lack of noise impact assessment.

The two-day inquiry will be held at the Council Offices, Wood Green, Witney, on Wednesday , April 2 at 10am and will be presided over by a Government Planning Inspector.

Members of the public may attend the inquiry and express their view at the discretion of the inspector.