Locals flock to have their say on Peak plan blueprint

RESIDENTS flocked to the Pavilion Gardens in Buxton on Monday night to see for themselves options for further housing in the town.

The drop-in was part of ongoing consultation on a new Local Plan that will shape the future development of the High Peak.

Those who attended were invited to say how many new homes they think should be built, how they should be distributed and which sites should allocated.

Councillor Godfrey Claff, Executive Member for Regeneration said: “I’m really pleased with the turnout to the consultation events so far and would encourage as many people as possible to come along to the remaining events.

“By viewing the plans on show at these events people can see which sites might be used for new housing, employment, leisure and open space in High Peak over the next 15 years.

“It’s really important that we hear what people think about these possible sites.”

Drop-in sessions continue, from 6.30pm-8.30pm on: Tuesday, October 9, Uniting Church, Whaley Bridge; Thursday 11, New Mills Volunteer Centre; Wednesday 17, Chapel Town Hall and Thursday 18, Chinley WI Hall.

Copies of the plans are also in libraries, Council offices on the HPBC website. Consultees have until Thursday, October 25 to have their say by e-mailing LDF@highpeak.gov.uk; or writing to Planning Policy, HPBC, Town Hall, Market Place, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6EL.