Four homes planned near former pub

The homes which replaced the former Dog and Partridge pub in Whaley Bridge could soon have new neighbours, after developers applied for permission to build four more houses on the land adjacent.

Treville Properties, of New Mills, has submitted plans to High Peak Borough Council for two semi-detached properties in the former car park of the Bridgemont pub and two on the land to the east of it.

If approved, each dwelling would have three bedrooms; two on the first floor and one on the second floor.

There would also be a garden to the rear of each property, which would be contained by a retaining wall, and two parking spaces.

The vacant public house was granted permission for change of use to two houses and the demolition of the existing two vacant cottages was approved on in March.

In the design and access statement, it states that although Bridgemont is washed over by the green belt, the National Planning Policy Framework allows for “limited infilling in villages”

It added that the proposed development would not result in sprawl or the merger of neighbouring towns but could assist in safeguarding the open countryside from encroachment.