Sefton Local Plan Consultation

local_plan_logoSefton Council approved the Local Plan Preferred Option and supporting documents for consultation on 27 June 2013.  The Local Plan will shape the future of Sefton for years to come. It sets out how new development will be managed in the period from 2015 to 2030, encourages sustainable development and economic growth and gives current and future generations more opportunities to live and work in Sefton’s outstanding environment.

Sefton Council’s  Local Plan pages feature the main Plan and a range of other information To open CLICK HERE 

There is also a  comment form so people can have their say

The Nearest consultation meetings for residents in the Crosby area is:-

8th August and 6th September.

2-8pm

at St Lukes Church Hall

Book in advance phone 0151 934 3602

or EMAIL local.plan@sefton.gov.uk

Local Plan consultation

20 MPH scheme Consultation to begin 8th July

The consultation with Victoria and Manor Ward residents over a proposed 20MPH scheme in the area will be held between 8th and 19th July. The roads affected are shown below. Residents in the affected areas will receive a four page consultation document in the next few days.

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Sefton Local Plan

Planning Matters

Planning Matters

The Local Plan for Sefton is a 15-year strategy to encourage sustainable development and economic growth and give current and future generations more opportunities to live and work in the borough.
The Government requires councils to develop a Local Plan and Sefton has no choice but to face the issues and challenges that it raises.
Once agreed, the plan is designed to make Sefton an even better place to live, work and visit – with improved housing, new infrastructure, transport links and more job opportunities.
READ THE FULL REPORT CLICK HERE

3 Development options  in the Crosby area

3 Development options in the Crosby area

option for development at Hall Road, Blundellsands

option for development at Hall Road, Blundellsands

 

Proposal for a 20MPH zone in Victoria ward

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Cllr John Fairclough
Cabinet member Transport

During 2012/13, a series of blanket 20 mph speed  limit areas were introduced in various areas with the Borough. This was in line  with the current Borough-wide policy for the introduction of 20 mph speed limits in all residential areas.

The policy, which was approved by Cabinet Member Transportation in October 2011, stated that the speed limit on all residential areas within Sefton, with the exception of main distributor roads, should be reduced to 20 mph as a rolling
programme over a three or four year period.

Tonight 6th June. Councillors at the Sefton Central area committee will be asked to approve a public consultation of several new 20 mph zones and the network of main distributor roads which will remain at 30/40 mph.

Here is a map showing how the proposed scheme will affect Victoria Ward.  If you reside in Victoria Ward and have any comments on the proposal then please eMail me on michael.roche@councillors@sefton.gov.uk 

The Agenda a full details of the proposed 20mph zones across Sefton and the full meeting agenda can be downloaded at this link :  CLICK  HERE 

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20 mph zone. Affected areas withing victoria ward

Streets affected in Victoria Ward only

Streets affected in Victoria Ward only

Sefton Council’s “Preferred Option” for the Local Plan

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Planning Matters

New ToryLibDem Planning legislation would leave developers free to build more or less wherever they wanted unless  Council’s  have an approved Local Plan specifying where development would be allowed.

Sefton Council’s Local Plan has been developed by Council Planning officers, headed by Alan Lunt and will be proposed to the Planning Committee on Wednesday next week. Prior to that planning committee members will visit each site.

There will then be a public consultation on the proposals where everyone will be able to make their views known.

The Plan is due for publication in June/Jul 2014 to be submitted to the secretary of state in Sep 2014 will cover development until 2030

The areas shown in the plans below would allow for 339 new properties in the areas surrounding Crosby in the 15 years from 2015. Indicated below as SF4 19, SF4 20 and SF4 21GB List
This information is now in the Public domain and is available in the link below.

The Full Local Plan(The Preferred Option) is available CLICK HERE

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Crosby Development 2

Sefton Library review – closures?

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Carnegie Library, Crosby

Proposals to implement Sefton Council’s Strategic Plan for Libraries” will be decided at the meeting of it’s Cabinet at Southport Town Hall on Thursday 23rd May at 10:00 am.

The proposals include the possible closure of the nearest Library to Victoria Ward Carnegie Library in December 2013

The proposals include improvements to services in other Libraries including the removal of fees for reservations and PC usage.

A community group hoping to propose a rescue package for Carnegie Library has been formed calledFriends of Carnegie Library

Planning:- Developers to ride rough-shod over communities, the green belt and nature reserves.

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Planning Matters

In two hushed announcements by the DCLG (Department for Communities and Local Government)  the Torylibdems are giving developers rights to ignore communities. Hidden in the bowels of the right wing press and unannounced on television news channels the two devastating moves  have been announced:-

Government report recommends giving developers the “right to slash Nature” by allowing builders to bulldoze some of the country’s most beautiful areas.

Judge gives energy firms the right to build wind farms 350 metres from homes.

READ MORE CLICK HERE

Neighbourhood wars are coming

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Eric Pickles MP DCLG Minister

Planning iconNeighbourhoods across the country set to be at war after Eric Pickles with the eager collaboration of the Liberal Democrats, narrowly squeezes through his bill allowing a planning free-for-all on building extensions of as much as 24 feet without permission or consideration of neighbours rights, amenity or concerns.

The few remaining wealthy but sharp-elbowed people across the country will be spending their newly awarded tax cut lolly in B&Q this weekend in preparation to building giant extensions without any care what their neighbours might think.

It seems Eric Pickles; as well as  hating local Democracy, now detests neighbourhood’s and communities and their rights too.

This unelected and unmandated Government continues to ruin  the country for the benefit of the minority at the expense of us all.

I sense a change though. This funeral guff is changing people’s perception and the culture of “I’m alright Jack” and “Looking after number 1” is in it’s death throes.