LCC WITHDRAW 19 SITES FROM LIST OF PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT SITES. SEFTON PARK MEADOWS NOT WITHDRAWN – YET!
Liverpool City Council have confirmed that, as the landowner, they have decided a list of 19 sites do not constitute viable or deliverable options for development. This follows assessment and evaluation of the sites and they will now not be considered as potential development sites in the Local Plan.
Virtually all these reasons for sites to be withdrawn can be applied to Sefton Park Meadows.
The Council Report and list of 19 sites can be found Report and List here (pages 103 to 108)
Save Our Greenspaces Liverpool (SOGS) handed in city council surveys completed by park users as part of campaign.
Interesting to note that in an earlier online version of the Liverpool Echo article it mentioned the fact that Sefton Park Meadows has not been removed from the Council Local Plan list, despite the prolonged, vociferous and well supported campaign against the proposed sell off. The later printed version omitted to mention this 2 and a half year campaign!
The 19 sites removed from the Council Local Plan list have achieved this with minimal to nil campaigning and publicity compared to the two and a half year long sustained and justified campaign to Save Sefton Park Meadows. How did that happen?
The Reasons for Sites to be Withdrawn given in the report on page 108 pale into insignificance when compared to the dozens and dozens of reasons/constraints that exist, and have been communicated in great detail to Liverpool City Council, to protect Sefton Park Meadows from any building development.
So why are Sefton Park Meadows not the 20th site on the list of sites removed from the Council Local Plan list of proposed development sites?
See this letter from Cllr Brown, Greenbank Ward in Liverpool Echo 29th Aug 2015.
WE WANT SEFTON PARK MEADOWS TO BE TAKEN OFF THIS LIST NOW. WE HAVE MORE THAN PROVED THE CASE WHY, AND THE EVIDENCE IS CLEAR.
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