Planners agree on Dale Road home plan

SIX new homes are to be built on part of a site at Dale Road in Buxton with the rest of the land, a designated wildlife area, set to be managed by a conservation group, in plans agreed on Monday.

The proposals for six three storey semi-detached homes to be built were approved unanimously, subject to conditions by High Peak’s Development Control Committee.

Councillor John Faulkner, said: “I congratulate the applicant on this - taking into account the special circumstances there in terms of the number of houses and also the proposed transfer to Derbyshire Wildlife Trust.”

Cllr Emily Thrane said: “I still think this is a less than ideal site for residential development having said that we have no choice about that and this is certainly a great deal more acceptable than others we have seen.”

She said she would like to see a condition that the properties were built in natural stone and that stone walls should be used for boundaries where appropriate.

In their comments DWT said the mitigation measures put forward offered a realistic opportunity for sustainable management of the site in the future.

Three letters of objection were received highlighting road safety and increase in traffic on Dale Road and materials

The site was designated for residential development by a planning inspector at a Local Plan Inquiry in 2003.