PUBLIC INQUIRY at Caryford Hall, Maggs Ln, Ansford, Castle Cary BA7 7JJ with the facility to participate virtually

The Inquiry opens formally at 10 am on Tuesday, 9th November at Caryford Hall.

Members of the public are entitled to attend and are strongly encouraged to do so. Please be respectful of the Inspector, barristers and witnesses: shouting out, booing, etc., is always counterproductive.

If you plan to attend you may want to arrive a bit before 10 am. Hand washes and spare masks will be provided by SSDC and it is expected that masks will be worn.

Doors are likely to be open for ventilation so you may wish to wear something warm. If you plan to speak be prepared to identify yourself when the Inspector asks for third party speakers, usually early in the first session. It is almost certain local residents will be asked to speak on the first day.

We understand that the event will be live streamed on South Somerset District Council’s You Tube channel:

Members of the public may attend the Inquiry and, at the Inspector’s discretion, express their views.

If you wish to participate in the Inquiry virtually please contact the Local Planning Authority (email: [email protected]) for details of how to do so.

If you, or anyone you know has a disability and is concerned about facilities at the inquiry venue, you should contact South Somerset District Council ([email protected] 01935 462462) to confirm that suitable provisions are in place.

Documents relating to the appeal can be viewed at the SSDC offices by prior arrangement or on the SSDC website:

Where applicable, you can use the internet to see information and to check the progress of cases through GOV.UK. The address of the search page is –