Plans for 28 homes refused in Chapel-en-le-Frith

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A 28-home housing estate in Chapel-en-le-Frith has been refused planning permission, after councillors claimed “enough was enough”.

Members of High Peak Borough Council rejected the proposal for the land off Manchester Road unanimously at a meeting on Monday.

The plans, submitted by Andrew Bartholomew, related to a 0.9-hectare site behind Whitestones residential care home and house number 141.

Councillors heard that 30 per cent of the dwellings would be affordable and that the authority had received 15 letters of objection, on grounds including that there were more than 800 houses already approved for two site of Manchester Road.

Planning officers recommended that the plans be rejected as the development was not considered sustainable and would be in conflict with the overall settlement patten in this part of the countryside.

Cllr Liam McCarthy, of Chapel-en-le-Frith Parish Council, urged councillors to reject the plans saying the houses were “not required” in the town.

Rebecca Dennis, speaking on behalf of the applicant, said that the scheme would provide eight affordable houses, public open space and the developers would contribute £68,000 towards four secondary school places.

She added that if the plans were refused, the applicants would be appealing.

Cllr Jim Perkins said the houses would “ruin” Chapel, saying: “Please, take it to appeal if you want, but let us make our decisions as councillors.”

Cllr Stuart Young agreed, saying: “Enough is enough, it’s too much.”