Call for united front on plans

BUXTON residents are being urged to join together to fight controversial proposals for extra homes in the town.

High Peak Borough Council (HPBC) have recently undertaken a consultation on their Local Plan document, which will help shape development across the borough until 2028.

The plan earmarks land for housing, employment and leisure – with at least 3,137 more homes needing to be built across the area, according to HPBC.

Residents throughout the borough have expressed their concerns and people living in Buxton are now being encouraged to come together to ensure the town doesn’t get a raw deal.

A meeting is being held on Thursday, November 22 at the Railway Hotel in Buxton at 7.30pm when a short presentation will take place before locals will have the opportunity to discuss their concerns, and agree the best way to form a unified approach to the proposals.

Buxton County Councillor Pam Reddy said: “Buxton is a town that has an infrastructure that is at capacity.

“Currently each area is standing alone and fighting its own corner but if we all unite and work together then there is an opportunity to force planners to acknowledge that isolated independent developments will add to a major infrastructure crisis for Buxton.

“This opportunity to bring together Buxton residents and all councillors irrespective of political favour could mean that we all will be working to get the best deal for Buxton.

“Unlike David Lomax’s comments in the Advertiser on October 25 which basically offers up other areas for sacrifice, if we all take a fair share there would be no need for some areas to be swamped and others receiving no new homes.”