Stockport Express



COUNCIL bosses took less than five minutes to approve a 94-house developmen­t in Marple, despite reservatio­ns from one resident.

Derek Swingler, who lives on Lyme Grove, slammed the project on Hibbert Lane, saying it was too close to his house.

The site, which borders Cheadle & Marple Sixth Form College, was at the centre of controvers­y in 2013 after a bid from Asda to build a supermarke­t on it.

That applicatio­n was thrown out by councillor­s after protests.

But Stockport Council’s highways and planning committee unanimousl­y approved the plans last week.

A spokesman for Morris Homes said plans for the developmen­t has were ‘positively received’ following an extensive three-stage public consultati­on.

Planning officer Emma Curle said the developmen­t would complement existing housing.

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