LEDBURY people will have a wait a few more weeks at least before hearing the outcome of a crunch planning appeal to decide whether a proposed 420 home estate to the south of Ledbury should get the go ahead.

The appeal, on the grounds of non-determination, was brought by Gladman Developments against Herefordshire Council, and it will take place at the Assembly Hall, The Town Hall, in St Owen Street, Hereford on October 8.

Gladman's planning application for a big new estate off the Dymock Road has effectively been in limbo since January 31, when a decision date came and went.

The appeal took four days and this week a Herefordshire Council said that the outcome of the appeal would not be known until early November, and it could be even later than that.

The spokesman said: "We were informed that it will be a minimum of four weeks before we get a decision; that is, four weeks from the last day of the hearing.

Ledbury Town Council has expressed strong opposition to the Gladman proposal.