A crucial planning inquiry into the proposed £500 million Javelin Park incinerator project resumes today, Tuesday.

MP Neil Carmichael, Stroud mayor Amanda Moriarty and Labour's parliamentary candidate David Drew are among those giving statements at the Hallmark Hotel in Matson.

It is also the first session since the inquiry got underway in December where members of the public can put forward their views.

More than 40,000 people objected to Urbaser Balfour Beatty's original planning application, which was unanimously thrown out by Gloucestershire County Council last year.

However, the company appealed that decision and the project now hangs in the balance, with the public inquiry and ultimately the Secretary of State Eric Pickles set to determine its fate