A public inquiry will be held for an appeal over plans for 70 homes west of Bourne Lane, Hook Norton, on Tuesday, December 18.

Taylor Wimpey has appealed to the independent Planning Inspectorate after Cherwell District Council threw out the plan in August.

Councillors threw out the plan against the advice of its planning officer, saying that it would be beyond the “built up limits of the village”.

It said the developer had not given a “satisfactory” guarantee to improve infrastructure.

The inquiry will be held at the council’s offices in White Post Road, Bodicote, at 10am.

The public can attend.