Letter: Developers should be held to account if plans are changed

Five councillors expressed their disappointment that developer Fletcher and Riley modified building plans for the 83 homes at Dove Holes, yet they gave it the green light.

Thursday, 18th November 2021, 5:40 pm

Initial plans included a shop, electrical car charging points and green space but these were dropped on the second application.

A development with no shop means residents are likely to jump in their cars for the smallest errand.

No electric charging points means there’s more incentive to keep hold of a petrol car in the future.

"Why they do not - or cannot - hold developers to their word before plans are passed?" asks one reader with regards to the council.

And we all know how green space improves physical and mental wellbeing, as well as creating essential green corridors.

This maybe a relatively modest development but if you multiply it by the volume of developments nationally, all of them having green credentials diluted down or removed entirely, and we are walking into an environmental nightmare.

These features should not be optional luxuries.

They are essential for our future and should be demanded.

Councillors spoke out, so what we all need to be asking them is why they do not or cannot hold developers to their word before plans are passed?

G Wild

High Peak

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