Business to move

A GROWING business look set to move after planners agreed for their current site to be converted into a residential property.

Limited space for expansion and difficulties with the increasing number of large vehicles trying to access the site at Gorsty Low Farm, the Wash, have prompted the move.

Cottage Craft Spirals, who produce staircases, are now set to move to commercial premises in Chapel.

Mr Cassidy, agent for the applicants said: “My client is trying to create a sustainable family home including space for dependent relatives.”

He said it was proposed the applicant would sell the existing house on the site and invest the money in the business.

“It will not only secure the future of the business but allow it to expand and grow,” said Mr Cassidy.

The former barn, in open countryside, green belt and an area of special landscape area, would be converted while the large industrial lean-to would be removed and replaced with an extension.

Cllr Chris Pearson said: “One of the problems for this business is transport in and out. There is a low bridge at the Wash and if you get a long vehicle you can’t get behind the Crown and Mitre.”

He added that a fully stone-built building would improve the site.

Cllr John Faulkner said: “It is good to see a business in this sort of location doing well .

“We need to relocate them because as the business expands there would be more and more problems, particularly with highways and transport.

Member of High Peak’s Development Control Committee agreed to approve the application, against officers recommendations, subject to conditions to be determined by officers in consultation with the Committee’s Chairman and Vice Chairman.