Business start-up units aim to bring jobs boost to High Peak

Four start-up units are proposed for the land off Hallsteads in Dove Holes.
Four start-up units are proposed for the land off Hallsteads in Dove Holes.

Four new commercial properties aimed at start-up businesses could be built in Dove Holes if planners give the green light.

An application has been submitted to High Peak Borough Council seeking planning permission for the units on a grassed area fronting the A6 at Hallsteads.

The proposal, put forward by Michael Tittershill, of Rowarth, would create 516m2 of new commercial space.

Documents submitted on behalf of the applicant estimate the new development could accommodate around 11 members of staff.

They state: “The start-up units are designed to be functionally adaptable and could be easily utilised for office, retail or light industrial businesses.

“We believe that the proposed scheme will provide an exciting opportunity for local businesses looking to move into their own properties while providing more jobs in the area in a sustainable format.”

The plans reveal how the building would be constructed of a mixture of brick and lightweight cladding.

“The brick base was chosen to tone with the nearby residential properties, while the upper cladding references the industrial units in close proximity,” it adds.

Provision for seven parking spaces is included in the proposals, which also highlight public transport links and the potential to provide secure bicycle parking.