Buxton White Stuff store gets go ahead

The site of the proposed new White Stuff store in Buxton's Spring Gardens
The site of the proposed new White Stuff store in Buxton's Spring Gardens

A popular nationwide fashion store has had its plans for a new store in Buxton approved by High Peak Borough Council.

White Stuff, which specialises in clothes and accessories for men and women, has been given the go-ahead to combine two units in Spring Gardens that were recently occupied by mobile phone companies, Vodafone and Phones4U.

The company opened its first store in London in 1991 and is almost as well-known for its charity work as it is for its clothes, with the firm committed to donating one per cent of its profits to good causes each year.

A spokesperson for the company said: “We are excited to be opening a shop in Buxton and offering our unique range of clothing, footwear, accessories and homeware to the local community.

“Not only is Buxton a perfect match for our brand heritage, but where better than to open a shop in ‘England’s leading spa town’.”

The planning report approves the company’s proposal to remove the shops’ existing fittings and create a double width unit with one entrance and an opening between inside.

The existing building will be refitted internally on the ground floor and will include staff accommodation to the rear.

Outside, the shop front on the right-hand side will remain but the shop front to the left will be removed and replaced with a matching window.

The shop fronts will then be repainted in a soft grey-purple colour sympathetic to the surrounding buildings.