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Developer fights decision to block controversial homes plan for Derbyshire woodland

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The developer of a rejected 23-home proposal for a Derbyshire town is expected to appeal the decision. Plans for development on woodland south of Hollincross Lane, Glossop were rejected by councillors in January 2022, following months of hard work from residents campaigning against the proposal.

The controversial plans also included the conversion of the former St Christopher’s Trust building, a former care facility, into apartments and would have required the demolition of a nearby care home. In total 342 formal objections were submitted by angry residents about the proposal.

These included concern for loss of woodland and wildlife, traffic issues and pedestrian safety. These concerns was echoed by High Peak councillor Damien Greenhalgh and local MP Robert Largan who both submitted formal objections to the plans.

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Despite the negative response from residents and local politicians, applicant Glossop Eden Ltd are appealing the decision. The appeal is to the Government’s planning inspectorate and will be decided by a planning inspector following a local hearing.

Cllr Greenhalgh added: “As predicted back in January Glossop Eden Ltd have appealed to the Government’s planning inspectorate as is often the case. If you have commented on the application to High Peak Borough Council’s planning committee all of those will be taken into consideration but if you would like to add any further comments you can visit the portal to where you can click to add your comments”.

Anyone wishing to make additional comments can visit the planning inspectorate’s online portal, quoting reference APP/APP/H103/W/22/3303566. This will close on September 9, 2022.

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