A PLANNING inquiry to decide if hundreds of homes can be built in the Yew Tree Hill area of Droitwich Spa is set to be concluded this week.

The final two days of the 10-day hearing will take place on Thursday, February 13 and Friday, February 14 at the Chateau Impney Hotel.

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 at the site 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.

Residents from campaign group Save Our Green Open Spaces (SOGOS) had the chance to have their say on the matter on Tuesday, February 4. Thursday's proceedings will see third parties give evidence before the inquiry concludes on Friday.

For updates on the inquiry or to view case documents, visit wychavon.gov.uk/cms/planning/planning-news/yew-tree-hill-appeals.aspx