Fairfield residents must re-submit Lomas lorry concerns

Lomas lorry
Lomas lorry

Planners have confirmed that residents will need to voice their opinions again after a new planning application was submitted by a Buxton transport firm.

The Advertiser reported last week how Lomas Distribution had put in a fresh planning application to High Peak Borough Council for the use of 15 vehicles and 12 trailers.

Residents speak out over Lomas plans

Ward councillor Fiona Sloman said: “This fight is the little people versus the big man, and too many people don’t want these plans to go through.

Jane Colley, senior planning officer for the council said: “An application has been submitted to the Council for a certificate of lawfulness for an existing use comprising the parking of 15 HGV vehicles and 12 HGV trailers, use of the building as a workshop and parking of cars in association with the site. 
“The application was submitted following the withdrawal of a previous application by the applicant.

“As with all applications of this type, the new proposals are the subject of fresh consultation with local residents and other statutory consultees, details of which can be viewed on the council’s web site.”

So far 18 people have re-submitted objections to the proposal and six businesses have made declarations.

One objector on the council’s website said: “The route along Tongue Lane and Queens Road was built for cars and not Heavy Goods Vehicles hence the road is not wide enough and the lorries at present mount the pavement.”