New homes


THE Peak District National Park Authority has approved plans for 12 new affordable homes to help local families in Grindleford.

The proposals involve the demolition of 12 outdated flats for the elderly at Mount Pleasant Court to make way for four houses. In addition, six homes and two flats will be built on a greenfield site off Mount Pleasant Road.

The authority’s planning committee welcomed the plans, designed to help local residents in desperate need of housing.

Chair of the planning committee John Herbert said: “We welcome these proposals which will go a long way to providing affordable homes for local families.

“These will be well-spaced, traditional-style homes to replace a 1970s development that was always out of character for the village.”

The homes will be built with local stone and include environmentally-friendly features.