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Complainant Name:
Trevor Mooney

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Glossop Advertiser

Complaint:

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.

Resolution:

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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