Homes refused

PLANS to build two detached four-bedroomed houses in Whaley Bridge have been turned down.

Members of High Peak Borough Council’s Development Control Committee refused the outline application, to relocate the access to the site - on land adjoining Chapel Road - which would involve part removal of the existing banking and re-levelling on Chapel Road and building two detached dwellings, at a meeting on Monday.

Councillors felt the proposed development: would be “likely to have an overbearing effect on adjacent properties and would lead to a loss of amenity”; “would have an adverse impact on local street scene” and “would be likely to have a long term adverse impact on protected trees and lead to future pressure for removal of trees on site, to the detriment of the character of the area”.

Other reasons for refusal were the lack of practical amenity land, lack of information on slope stability and the loss of vehicular access and car parking and likely on street parking.