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

Planning Matters

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

crosby development

Crosby Development 2

Planning Committee 24th April

Planning iconThere is one petitioned application in Victoria Ward at this meeting. The application is for 71 Crosby Road North L23 4QD. where permission is sought for the installation of a Hot-Food Takeaway including a ventilation flue.
The Committee are asked to consider the petition,  the impact on the vitality and viability of the centre, the effect on residential amenity, health issues and highway implications.

Officers have recommended that the application be approved.

There is a petition of 27 signatures endorsed by Councillor Byrom. Which includes the following objections:

noise nuisance, vibrations, pollution, odours, traffic issues, parking problems,
don’t need another takeaway, increased levels of customers, disturbance, anti social
behaviour, adverse impact on residential amenity, too many fast food outlets in the area,
litter, vermin, loss of amenity, health issues.

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Planning Meeting 3rd April 2013

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I attended the planning meeting last night 18:30 3/4/23. Southport Town Hall   There was a members training session commencing at 17:00. I also attended the related planning visits on 2nd April 10:00 – 13:30

Cllr Darren Viedman chaired the meeting.

The main items included:-

Arriva depot

Arriva Depot, hawthorne road, Bootle

Arriva Buses were given a trial period 1 year to change the use of the bus depot on Hawthorne road to a combination of bus and staff parking.

The developer RW Graham was given permission to convert the Waterloo Tavern, Waterloo into 15 self contained flats. PREVIOUS POST

Fire service granted permission to alter and extend the existing fire & Rescue HQ at Bridle Road. The fire service will be requested to make an arrangement with Merseytravel encouraging employees to use the very good local bus & Train links.

The Developer Mr Latham of P&D Solutions was granted permission to convert a large building at 51-53 Merton Road from office use into Multiple Occupany for twenty residents.

Rampworx at Leckwith Rd, Netherton granted permission to extend their trackway into an adjacent premises. They were asked to improve  the adjacent area and facade.

Minutes will be available HERE soon

Church Road Development

Enquiries about this development today. It was approved by the planning committee in August. I recorded my dissatisfaction with the inclusion of the terrace adjoining Church Rd.
Meeting Agenda CLICK HERE

Church rd hugh baird site

88 houses to be built on Church Rd, Site of old Hugh Baird college.
Entrance will be on Spencer Avenue

Planning committee

Vernons Building  Aintree 1956

Vernons Building Aintree 1956

As a member of the planning committee a councillor has a real chance to leave at least small mark  for posterity. We made a planning visit to a future development on the Old Roan derelict Vernons(Paradox) site. At that visit Cllr Denise Dutton and myself pointed out the local significance of the Vernon’s Clock faces and asked if they could be rescued and incorporated into the new development as a sculpture. Molyneux councillor Tony Carr quoted in the Liverpool Echo  said he “hoped some of the site’s history could be retained”