Protest against 93 houses in Hadfield

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Hadfield residents are planning a mass protest at a High Peak Borough Council meeting on Monday, as they will be debating an application to build 93 homes on Shaw Fields, near Dinting Station.

The campaigners will be lobbying the authority’s development control committee to refuse Loxley Development’s proposal, when they meet at 1.30pm at Chapel-en-le-Frith Town Hall.

Roger Hargreaves, who will be joining the demonstration, believes the site should stay undeveloped as a “strategic gap” between Glossop and Hadfield to prevent them from merging, as that is what is stated in the council’s draft local plan.

He added that there was no demand for the estate as there was no shortage of housing, or affordable housing, in the area, describing Glossop as one of the most developed and congested parts of the High Peak.

Mr Hargreaves also hit out at the fact that the meeting was brought forward at short notice from September.

The plans could include improvements to the Newshaw play area.

Planning officers have recommended the development for approval.