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EDALE VILLAGE DEFIES PEAK DISTRICT'S BID FOR CONTROL

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The Independent (October 2, p11) reported that the Pennine village of Edale is resisting the preservation attempts ...
The Independent (October 2, p11) reported that the Pennine village of Edale is resisting the preservation attempts of the Peak District National Park, which wants to designate it a conservation area.

Edale Parish Council insists that it needs no such help and has accused the national park of an unhealthy desire to control the village and bind it in red tape. The village is worried that the building restrictions involved in conservation status, combined with a shortage of funds available from the national park, will land villagers with large maintenance costs on their properties.

Parish council chairman David Wilson, told the paper: 'We are happy to be within a national park but we've a gut feeling that this new status could be the thin end of the wedge.'
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