LIVERPOOL residents are
being asked to help shape the growth and development of the City
over the next 15 years. The City has launched a 4 month
consultation over its Local Plan, which aims to provide the housing,
business, industrial units and infrastructure the City needs.
Liverpool's Local Plan is aimed at delivering over 40,000 new homes
and 300 hectares of land for industrial and commercial use by 2028,
and the consultation gives people the chance to have a direct input
into future planning policy by sharing their views on what the plan
To have their say, people should visit:-
and follow the link. There is the option of providing a 'quick
comment' on what they would like to see in the plan, or of
providing a more detailed response by answering a series of
questions on housing, employment and development using a more
detailed feedback form.
Views are being sought on a range of planning issues, from the
management of certain types of development such as student housing
and hot food takeaways, to the provision of open space; and from the
design of new homes and shopping areas to the protection of the
Through the consultation, there is also a 'Call for Sites',
with people being asked to air their views on locations where
development should happen, sites which should not be developed, and
areas which should be developed carefully.
Liverpool City Council's Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Councillor
Malcolm Kennedy, said:- "Liverpool's Local Plan is a really
important document, which will guide the development of our City at
a crucial time for us. We have to ensure that we have a plan which
can drive the City forward despite the difficult economic climate
and deliver the Mayoral priorities for growth. What's equally
important is that we take on-board the views of local people, so
that they are fully involved in the development of the plan and have
the opportunity to play their part in setting out the way forward
for Liverpool over the next couple of decades. This consultation
will feed into our final Local Plan document which will include
specific sites for development. So it's important that people get
involved at this stage. We want this entire process to be as
inclusive as possible, and we welcome all views, from all sections
of the community."
The areas which Liverpool's Local Plan will cover include:-
► Allocating sufficient land to meet housing, business and other
► Setting out opportunities for
► Determining clear policies on
what will and will not be permitted
► Indications of broad locations
for strategic development and allocating specific sites for
► A clear strategy for enhancing
the natural, built and historic environment
As part of the consultation, the City Council will be hosting three
'Find Out More' events on 21 January at 3pm, 23 January at
10am and 29 January at 3pm. For more information on event locations
and to book a place in advance, people should call:- 0151 233 3021.
As well as being available on-line, consultation forms are also
available at community libraries or can be obtained by calling:- 0151
The Local Plan consultation runs until 31 March 2014. The final
Local Plan document is expected to be adopted by the City in late
2015 or early 2016.
TO RETURN TO LIVERPOOL'S ICONIC ST GEORGE'S HALL FOR VALENTINES
THE organisers of Liverpool's renowned
Martini Lounge Burlesque and Variety Show are delighted to announce
a vivacious Valentine's Day themed show as their first fabulous
foray of 2014. Tickets to wine, dine and titillate your loved one
would make the ideal Christmas or Valentine's gift and are available
to book now!
Taking place on 22 February 2014, this evening of perfect peeling
and tantalising tease marks a hotly anticipated return visit to the
striking surroundings of St George's Hall, perfect for the most
romantic time of the year and the most pertinent venue to reflect
this tradition. This awe inspiring show has created a classy and
delightfully ludicrous night of entertainment.
Audiences have an option to delve into a dinner and show experience
where a delicious meal will be served, spiced with special
performances; in the these sumptuous surroundings; previous to the
main event, for which tickets are available separately also.
The Martini Lounge's Valentine's event will feature a unique the
line-up of performers, which will be revealed in the New Year, but
organiser Millie Dollar has pulled out all the stops and managed to
bag the veritable Tour de Force that is Velma Von Bon Bon as compère
for the evening. Endearingly silly and daintily sexual, Velma never
fails to raise a good old fashioned belly laugh with her hilarious
blend of off the wall humour. Sexy and funny at the same time, there
is no doubt that Velma can slip into to the role of the master of
ceremonies with ease and host a show to remember. And of course no
evening would be complete without a show stopping routine from
Liverpool's very own amorous Aphrodite, Miss Millie Dollar. Having
effortlessly enchanted audiences internationally with her own famous
routines, Millie can perform anything from traditional burlesque to
the raunchy bump and grind popularised in the 50's and usually mixes
Unanimously regarded as the must-see Burlesque and Variety show in
the UK, The Martini Lounge honours the satire and performance art
that evolved since Burlesque's 19th Century beginnings. The audience
is invited to enjoy a festive performance of glitz and glamour from
a by-gone age, a stylish and enchanting night of entertainment.
► Dinner Show Guests:- Doors from 5.00pm, Show start 6.00pm.
Evening Event Guests:- Doors from 7.00pm, Show start 8.00pm.
Dinner Show and Evening Event Tables:-
£74, including2 course dinner and evening event
Evening Event only:-
Circle – £22
To book please go to:-