AN appeal lodged by Wellington College in Crowthorne against a plan for 33 flats and two shops in the village, has lead to a public inquiry.

The college, in Dukes Ride, launched the appeal against the proposed development of six one-bedroom, 21 two-bedroom and six three-bedroom flats and two shops on land adjoining Crowthorne railway station in Dukes Ride after planning permission was granted.

The college believes the plan is detrimental to highway safety and that the junction at Dukes Ride was inadequate and therefore the proposal does not comply with planning policies.

It also feels the plan would be detrimental to the occupants of adjoining properties in terms of being over-looked, and it would be contrary to the planning policies.

The proposal would also increase pressure on the local highway, recreational and educational infrastructure and services, according to the college.

Members of the public can attend the inquiry and, at the inspector's discretion, express their views.

It will be held at Bracknell Forest Borough Council chamber, Easthampstead House, Town Square, Bracknell, on Tuesday, March 25, at 10am.