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

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ToryLibDems face defeat over Planning Laws.

Planning iconToryLibDem plans to relax the planning laws to allow anyone to build huge house extensions without planning permission are set to be defeated next week in the House of Commons.

The plan would allow homeowners to build extensions of up to eight metres without consent of the current law which is designed to protect neighbourhood amenity.

Last month members of the House of Lords voted through an amendment tabled by Lord True, the leader of Richmond Council, that would allow local authorities to exempt themselves from the relaxed planning rules.

It is expected the Government will be defeated next week with Labour, most LibDems and upwards of 20 Tory Rebels voting against the legislation who fear a big rise in disputes between neighbours about eyesore extensions.

Other recent changes to planning laws, part of the Growth and Infrastructure Bill” was said to have been written for the Government by Developers and in practice favours Developers above the wishes of Local Communities.  Many fear that the new legislation will make it very difficult to protect large swathes of the Green-Belt.