Have you say over plans to develop old Dorma site in Chinley

THE public are being invited to have their say on a draft masterplan for the mixed-use redevelopment of the former Dorma factory site in Chinley – which could include up to 225 new homes.

Cheshire-based property development and construction firm, Copperleaf Group Ltd, is preparing an outline planning application for a scheme at the site, located just off Forge Road.

Copperleaf’s plans for the site will be on display for the community to view at two public consultation events next week.

The first is on October 20 at Chinley and Buxworth Women’s Institute, Lower Lane, Chinley, and the second on October 21 at the Town Hall, Market Street, Chapel-en-le-Frith. Both events will run from 3pm – 7pm.

Copperleaf Group’s managing director, Mark Whylie, said: “We are at the early stages of developing our planning application to regenerate this site which has lain derelict for over six years.

“We are committed to working with the local community on this project and look forward to hearing people’s views at this consultation event.”

The draft masterplan has been prepared for the 28-acre site, which has been derelict since the factory closed in 2005.

The plan includes space for commercial premises, a children’s nursery, up to 225 homes in a variety of designs and sizes and significant areas of public open space.

The residential plans will also include affordable housing to ensure that the new development provides homes which are suitable for all members of the local community.

During the consultation visitors will have the opportunity to discuss the plans with the development team. There will also be an opportunity at the event to provide feedback on the proposals.

The planning application will be lodged with High Peak Borough Council later this year, following which local stakeholders will be invited by the Council to comment further on the proposals.