Residents’ housing plan fears

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Revised plans have been submitted for the redevelopment of the former Dorma site in Chinley - but critics claim they do not address concerns.

Outline planning permission is sought for 182 homes, light industrial units and a creche to breath new life into the derelict former factory site.

Changes made include a 20 per cent reduction in the number of homes, the removal of the through road past Forge Terrace and no development on the previously undeveloped part of the site.

Road safety measures, possibly to include speed humps, would be introduced, with exact details to be finalised later.

Residents who have previously objected to the plans are critical of the new plans.

The argument from campaigners is that Green Lane/Whitehead Lane is too narrow to accommodate the additional traffic and has no pavements.

Resident John Benson said the changes were only minor and didn’t really improve safety for pedestrians although the improvements in street lighting were welcome.

“They still want to use the same point of road access.”

On the location of speed humps, he said: “I don’t know why they are putting them there. People know, if they are exiting these two little roads, to slow down.”

The extensive application, which runs to 976 pages, can be viewed and comments submitted at www.highpeak.gov.uk.

The plan is expected to go before High Peak Borough Council’s Development Control Committee in August.