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Complainant Name:
Trevor Mooney

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Glossop Advertiser


Trevor Mooney complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had published a misleading report regarding his application to build twenty-four homes on a disused car park in Dinting, Derbyshire. In his view, the article contained inaccuracies that had impacted upon the success of the planning application submitted to High Peak Council.


The complaint was resolved when the newspaper accepted that the opening paragraph of the article contained an error and the PCC negotiated the publication of the following clarification:

An article headlined "Second try for Dinting development" (9 February) wrongly stated that had councillors approved a planning application for affordable homes on Dinting Road, a "slice of countryside would be concreted over". In fact, the area is not a greenfield site it is a brownfield site and has been used as a car park for a number of years. We apologise for the error.

Date Published: 20/04/2011

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