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Peak Gateway Properties Ltd (PGP) is a single purpose company registered in the UK. PGP’s is a JV between Birchall Properties Ltd and Milligan.
2. Proposed changes to the approved PEAK Resort
3. Previous PEAK Phase One proposals
Since the Reserved Matters planning was secured, there have been significant changes in the macro financial markets such as banking crisis of 2008, Brexit in 2016 and COVID in 2020. Each time these challenges have caused significant disruption and delay and it takes at least 18 months for the programme to get going again and adjust to the new circumstances. It normally requires further planning applications and further investment.
4. The Land
Birchall Estate (formerly Birchall Golf Course and Brierley Colliery)
5. The Environment and Nature of the Estate
Approximately 200 acres is subject to ongoing rewilding activities. The landowner has adopted a passive rewilding approach which allows native species to prosper around the existing seed bank.
6. PEAK Resort Phase One (“PEAK”)
PEAK is a gateway resort, the proposition is to link people with activities and interests which are both within the resort estate and within the local area in particular the 550 square mile Peak District National Park.
7. The Current PEAK Planning Permission(s)
Yes, the principle of the development is well established and forms part of the Adopted Local Plan.
8. Access to PEAK
No, there is a condition in the 106 Agreement to prevent this, further conditions were added to the Reserved Matters in 2016.CHE/16/00317
9. Employment at PEAK
In excess of 3,000.
10. Construction Contracts and Construction Employment
No, not yet.
11. Local enterprise engagement
Yes, contracts will be advertised locally and there will be a website for approaching the Gateway team directly.
12. Timing and Programme
April 2024 (subject to planning and contract).