THE planning inquiry to decide if hundreds of homes can be built in the Yew Tree Hill area of Droitwich Spa is continuing.

All main parties will be given chance to put forward their evidence during the 10-day hearing at the Chateau Impney Hotel.

An inquiry programme has now been published and a list of core documents that will be referred to has been agreed.

It will take place from January 28 to 31, February 4 to 7 and February 13 to 14. The inquiry will open at 10am each day.

It is being held after developers lodged an appeal against the decision by Wychavon District Council to reject two applications for 765 homes and a 200 unit care facility last year.

The plans were put forward by Barberry Droitwich Ltd for 500 homes and a care facility and from Persimmon Homes Ltd for 265 homes - all at land north of Pulley Lane and Newland Lane.

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