There will a special meeting of High Peak Borough Council at the Buxton Pavilion on Tuesday 8 April, when campaigners from Whaley Bridge expect to hear how the council will take forward its revised ideas for the Local Plan. This follows the rejection of the plan earlier in March, when one projected site in New Mills was voted out, on the casting vote of the mayor. The controversial plan by the council, to include the greenfield site near Macclesfield Road, Whaley Bridge – known as C9 – failed by one vote to be thrown out of the plan.
Campaign group Whaley Bridge Matters is fighting housing plans for the Macclesfield Road site on two fronts. In addition to Local Plan proposals, Gladman Developments have submitted plans to the council for a 107 homes estate on C9. The campaign group is watching for the validation process by the council to be completed, following which there will be an eight week ‘window’ for objections to be made.
See earlier reports on the building controversy on this site.