Hartington Cheese Factory – Peak District National Park

It is unusual for residential development to be promoted in a National park but when the site in question comprises a dominant and incongruous  former cheese factory adjoining a popular Peak District village, the merits of the proposals are considered strong – particularly when the scheme also introduces a range of community benefits include social housing, drainage improvements, public car parking, and children’s play areas.

The Practice has been advising the developer (Cathelco) and a very experienced development team including Latham Architects based in Derby and Knight Frank’s Milton Keynes office and earlier this Autumn submitted outline proposals to the Peak National Park Planning Authority. While with all such cases, there is some local concern, the case is to proceed to Planning Committee on the 3rd January 2012 with a recommendation of approval.