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Dinting Land House Plans
Wednesday 20th January 2016 @ 15:24 by Lee Wild

Land which once housed Glossop’s biggest ever car boot sale returned to High Peak Development Control Committee meeting on Monday with another plea for homes.

Nicholls 3N Limited has made an outline application for up to 11 dwellings on the triangular piece of hard standing on Dinting Road.

Now used as a car park serving the nearby train station, the land has a chequered past.

In 2001, owner Trevor Mooney put in a plea for a Park and Ride – originally for the following year’s Commonwealth Games in Manchester.

Permission was granted but the scheme never caught on as it was difficult to supervise and cash machines were vandalised.

Five years later it became a car boot sale site.

High Peak Borough Council, following complaints of parking problems on Dinting Road, refused an application for weekly boot sales.

An appeal against the decision by the then owner was refused by a planning inspector.

In May 2010 and February the following the year, the owner put in outline applications for 24 units of affordable homes, but both were turned down.

This latest plea comes after a gap of four years.

Councillors however are being recommended to turn it down saying it would lead to encroachment into the open countryside.