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Weekly Edition -  6 March 2015




Letter to the Editor:- "Intention to stand candidates in May elections."

"THE Maghull, Lydiate, Aintree, and Formby Community Action Groups are joining together to oppose the current draft of the Local Plan, which if it goes ahead in its current form will overwhelm the infrastructure in Sefton Central. The level of development proposed for Sefton is unsustainable and unprecedented in recent years. There are great concerns even within the Council's own documents as to the viability of this plan as it relies too heavily on private funding from developments to support necessary infrastructural improvements and affordable housing. Since the 1st draft of the local plan, projections of population have fallen significantly, in the face of this the amount of green belt to be released has increased and the demands placed upon developers for affordable homes has decreased. Many Councillors have failed to represent the concerns of residents and have left them without a voice throughout the Plan making process. In light of the above we feel that we have no option, but to stand Community Action candidates against any Sefton Central Councillor that votes in support of this un-amended Local Plan on Thursday, 22 of January 2015." Cllr Maria Bennett Chair of FRAGOFF, Mr David Brennan Chair of Aintree Community Action Group and Mrs Patricia O'Hanlon Chair of Maghull and Lydiate Community Action Group.


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