Chance to have your say

A SERIES of drop-in sessions giving High Peak residents the chance to have a say on the draft Local Plan for the borough will take place next month.

High Peak Borough Council is currently working on a new Local Plan, that will shape the future development of the borough until 2028. The plan will earmark land for housing, employment and leisure and once adopted, will be used to help determine planning applications.

Drop-in sessions where residents will be able to view maps of the proposed development sites and have their say on the plans will be held at:

• Chapel-en-le-Frith Town Hall on Monday March 11 between 6.30pm and 8.30pm

• The Octagon, Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, on Wednesday March 13 from noon to 3pm and Monday March 25 from 6.30pm to 8.30pm

• Chinley parish room on Thursday March 14 from 6.30pm to 8.30pm

• Whaley Bridge Uniting Church on Tuesday March 19 from 6.30pm to 8.30pm

• Spring Bank Arts Centre, New Mills, on Thursday March 21 from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.

Cllr Godfrey Claff, executive councillor for regeneration, said: “The Local Plan is a vitally-important document that will determine how the High Peak develops for the best part of two decades.

“If you want to influence the allocation of land for housing, employment and leisure - and our policies to protect the countryside - now is the time to make your voice heard.”

Copies of the draft plan are available in council offices and libraries or can be viewed online at