New homes in Youlgrave get approval

Plans for eight affordable homes in a village have been approved by the Peak District National Park Authority.

The homes on Conksbury Lane, Youlgrave, will help young, local families who might have been forced to leave because of high house prices.

Planners heard some local residents opposed the move, voicing concerns over congestion and parking spaces and fearing it would spoil open space.

The development comprises six houses and two bungalows.

Youlgrave Parish Council made the application for the homes, which will be built and managed by the Peak District Rural Housing Association.

Councillor Trevor Bagshaw, vice chair of the Peak District National Park Authority's planning committee, said: "Providing affordable homes is a top priority for us because national park residents tell us it is one of the issues that most concerns them.

"This scheme meets an identified need for affordable homes in Youlgrave. They will be very energy efficient homes and have been designed to fit in with existing houses in the area and the local environment."

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