Controversial building plans in Dukinfield refused
Monday 23rd March 2015 17:34 Dukinfield News Posted by Anna Fletcher

Plans to build two four bedroomed detached houses on a controversial site at Hill Mount in Dukinfield have been refused.

The decision was made at the latest Tameside Council Speakers Panel meeting despite a recommendation to approve the plan, made by council planning officers.

Local residents attended the meeting which has a long history of planning applications for the site.

In fact four different applications since 2007 have been refused permission, including an application for five houses and an application for four houses to be built in the area.

The latest application proposed building two detached houses where planning permission for one house had in fact previously been permitted in March 2013.

Residents speaking in objection to the plan said it would be an overdevelopment, with fears voiced that planning for more homes would be sought.

More on this story in this week’s (19th March) Tameside Reporter out now.