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

Love My Beach Campaign

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Sefton Council is a partner in the North West ‘Love my Beach’ campaign aiming to develop a community network contributing to achieving better bathing water and to support the long-term management of North West beaches.

The Sefton ‘Love my Beach’ campaign aims to create a network of local businesses, groups and individuals, who are interested in supporting coastal services, keeping the coast clean while raising awareness of the implications of their own actions, how they can have an impact on water quality as a visitor to their local beach and also by the actions they take in their own homes.

Sefton residents, visitors to our coast and local businesses are being asked to participate in an online survey, which should only take 10-15 mins to complete. The data collected will help to shape the campaign over the next 12 months.

The survey closes on Sunday, June 30, 2013. 

Merseyside NHS underspend outrage

Steve Rotherham MP with me

Steve Rotherham MP with me

Liverpool Walton MP Steve Rotheram has obtained Department of Health figures, which show that Merseyside PCTs have handed back over £15million to Central Government in underspend.

Steve explained, “It is hard to believe that in the same week that it is revealed people from Liverpool have one of the highest early death expectancy rates from cancer, strokes and heart disease, Jeremy Hunt’s department has pocketed our £15million.

“To some in Whitehall, £15million may not seem like an awful lot of money but in fact, it could pay for 500 new nurses’ posts at a time when we have dangerous low staffing levels in Aintree Hospital

READ THE FULL REPORT CLICK HERE

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

Re-cycle Plastic and Cardboard

recycle_symbolVictoria residents will, at last, be able to re-cycle Plastic & Cardboard as part of the normal collection service.

Households which currently have a weekly household waste collection will receive re-usable brown and white woven sacks for their plastic bottles and cardboard.

The sacks, being delivered from next week (June 10), have letters in them giving detailed information about what types of plastic and cardboard can be recycled. The letters also inform residents that the new recycling service will take place on the same day as their current refuse/recycling collections.recycle-img

It is hoped that collecting these additional materials will improve recycling in areas where it tends to be lower. Currently Sefton’s borough-wide recycling rate stands at 40.8%.

Funding for the new scheme is taken from Government money and comes ahead of Sefton’s statutory obligation to introduce plastics and cardboard recycling across the borough by 2015.

 

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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