New row at Cowdale

20th May 2011

A new row has broken out regarding the controversial plans to develop Cowdale Quarry. One of the old quarry buildings called the Power House has just been demolished by the developer. It was in the process of being selected by English Heritage for special protection as it was a rare piece of industrial heritage in an unusual Egyptian style. The action was approved by High Peak Borough Council’s building control department without proper consultation, even before revised plans for the site have been considered by the council.