Following on from the recent ground investigation works on Melandra Castle Road, the Council has made the following comment :
High Peak Borough Council’s Accelerated Housing Delivery Programme identifies four Council-owned sites that are allocated for residential development in the 2016 Local Plan. These sites are: Adderley Place, Glossop; Roughfields, Padfield Main Road; Paradise Street, Hadfield; Melandra Castle Road, Gamesley. The Council has commissioned specialist surveys to understand the topography, ground conditions and other site constraints that might impact housing delivery.
Councillor Anthony Mckeown, Leader of the Council, said: “For us to meet our local plan requirements, there is a demand for homes in the High Peak. To help meet that demand the Council has several sites where the use for housing has been agreed in principle through the Local Plan adopted in 2016.
The Council is now looking at how we can bring these sites to market. These surveys will help us understand our options and how best to do that based on each location’s ground conditions.
At this time there are no outline or confirmed proposals for any of these sites, and any future proposals for these sites would need to meet and satisfy the requirements of the planning process including full public consultation.”
This has been reported in this weeks Glossop Chronicle (https://www.questmedianetwork.co.uk/news/glossop-chronicle/fears-voiced-over-land-survey/)
Following concerns raised over the condition the ground has been left in, the Council has arranged for the consultants to revisit all the sites on Tuesday 26th January. They will backfill any holes that have been missed.
They will also revisit the sites to carry out ground gas monitoring works, commencing on the 26th January and then visiting the site every other week for four weeks. The dates currently pencilled in for these visits are 10th Feb, 23rd February and 9th March.