Have your say on Liverpool's
15 year plan
LIVERPOOL City Council is inviting the
public to have their say on a new 15 year plan to build 29,000 new homes and to
protect public parks from being developed on.
The 6 week consultation exercise on Liverpool's draft Local Plan will seek
feedback on a series of priorities to grow the City's economy up to 2033, such
as identifying and protecting land for jobs, retail development and housing.
Residents and businesses can submit comments on this topic and a copy of the
draft plan and all associated response forms will be available
Copies and forms are also available, during normal opening hours, at:-
Municipal Buildings One Stop Shop
William Brown Street
ALL Community Libraries across the City.
All representations must be returned to the City Council, no
later than 5pm, on Monday, 31
October 2016, by 1 of the following methods:-
Via the City Council's Local Plan portal (link above)
You can also send via:-
Liverpool City Council
Planning and Building
For additional queries, the public can also call the Development Plans Team on:- 0151 233 3021.
Cllr Malcolm Kennedy, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, said:- "Liverpool's Local Plan is a roadmap for the City's growth. It demonstrates our
commitment to building new homes, attracting new jobs and critically, protecting
our parks and opening up new ways for future generations to enjoy them.
Everyone living and working in Liverpool will be affected by this plan and what
it sets out to achieve; which is a healthier and more prosperous City; and we
want to hear from as many people as possible in this consultation to help us
fine tune those aims.’"
Liverpool's population is expected to rise to just short of half a million
people by 2033 and the draft plan, which has been in development with numerous
agencies since February 2013, has identified 81 detailed policies to manage this
growth. An initial stage of consultation on the draft Local Plan occurred in
early 2014 and the feedback from that process has been incorporated where
The key priorities in the draft Local Plan are:-
► Protect all of Liverpool's parks for the future health and wellbeing of
► Prioritise brownfield sites to allow creation of 29,600 homes by 2033
► Identify and protect brownfield over 100 hectares of land for economic growth/
regeneration / job creation
► Focus shops and services within district and local shopping centres
► Limit the concentration of Hot-Food Take-aways
► Direct new student accommodation development and control an over concentration
of houses in multiple occupation (HMO's)
Key to the draft plan is to focus future development on brownfield land, with
brownfield sites and sites already approved for housing earmarked for 29,600 new
homes and making sufficient provision for regeneration / job creation across
brownfield sites in the City's key employment areas. And based on the Mayoral
review of Green and Open Spaces, which will be published in October 2016, the Local
Plan will not just protect parks but will also respond to the findings and
recommendation of the review.
1 of the most important proposals relates to the identification and extension
of a series of corridors for walking, cycling and the linking of wildlife areas.
The review has also identified the creation of the new non motorised routes in a
bid to make Liverpool one the most environmentally friendly and healthy cities
in Europe. It will also build on the Mayor of Liverpool's Citybike scheme which
has introduced 140 bike stations since 2014.
The Council is also seeking to use planning controls in its war on obesity to by
limiting the development of hot food take aways.
This plan, which is 300 pages long in content, will replace the existing Unitary
Development Plan 2002, is a national Government requirement and will be
scrutinised by an Independent Inspector appointed by Government.
Once the consultation is completed a final version of the Local Plan will then
be independently assessed from next summer.
Subject to any legal challenges it will then be adopted by the City Council in
Delivering important advice
for van drivers
WIRRAL'S Road Safety Team is planning a
special, free seminar later this month aimed at van drivers and fleet managers
in the borough.
The event, which takes place in Seacombe, on Tuesday, 27 September 2016, is about
supporting local business owners to meet their responsibilities in protecting
their vehicles, staff and ultimately their business.
Department of Transport statistics reveal that in 2015 there were 4,750
casualties involving occupants of vans or light goods vehicles. This is almost
four times more casualties than occupants of Heavy Goods Vehicles, during the
The seminar will feature guest speakers from independent fleet risk advisors
Prestige, Merseyside Police, the Freight Transport Association representing the
Van Excellence Scheme and the Council's Road Safety Team.
Cllr Stuart Whittingham, Wirral Council Cabinet member for Highways and
Infrastructure, said:- "Driving for work, particularly in liveried
vehicles, presents a whole range of potential issues for both the drivers and
the organisations they are working for. Ensuring that both driver and vehicle
are suitable for the job is essential and the aim of this seminar is to help
raise awareness of the various issues companies may face. Providing such support
to businesses is an important part of achieving our pledge to provide transport
fit for the future.“
The seminar lasts from 9.30am noon. Booking is essential as places are limited?
To book, email details; names of attendee, name of organisation, contact
details and any dietary requirements. To attend you must send it to Carl Loughlin
email@example.com or by calling:- 0151 606 2501.
Van suspected of being used for fly tipping seized
A van suspected of being used for fly tipping in Liverpool
has been seized by City Council officers.
Working in partnership with Merseyside Police, they seized the white Ford
Transit in Ingoe Lane, Fazakerley. Councils have the power to carry out such seizures if they have evidence to
suspect a vehicle is being used to illegally dump waste in a way that could
cause pollution to the environment or harm to human health. It is the 1st time these powers have been used in Liverpool.
An application can now be made to the magistrates' court for the van to be
forfeited. Councillor Steve Munby, cabinet member for neighbourhoods, said:-
"Fly tipping is a criminal offence. It is anti social, causes a blight on
neighbourhoods and results in distress and nuisance for residents.
We have always said we will take any action we could against those responsible,
and now that we have powers to seize vans suspected to be involved in this
illegal activity we will use them.
If you use a 'man and van service' to dispose of waste or unwanted items,
you should always make sure that it is somebody who is properly licensed as a
waste carrier and will responsibly dispose of whatever you give them. Ask for a
receipt and make a note of the registration number of their vehicle.
Residents can dispose of most unwanted household items for free by using the
Bulky Bobs service or a their nearest Household Waste Recycling Centre. Our
newest facility is located in Cheadle Avenue, off Green Lane, in Liverpool 13.
Anybody who has information about fly tippers should contact Liverpool City
Council's Street Scene Team in confidence on:- 0151 233 3001, you don't have to
give your name or contact details"
Mersey Mermaid takes to the
water for R Charity
A retired Liverpool nurse has set
herself a challenge of swimming more than 17 miles of open water across the UK,
ending in a 4 person relay across Loch Lomond.
Julie Lloyd has already completed swims in England, Ireland and Wales and now
has her eyes set on sharing 24 miles of Great Britain's largest inland stretch
of open water, on Sunday, 25 September 2016, to raise money for the new Royal Liverpool
The Mersey Mermaid; the keen swimmer's nickname given to her by her husband;
will turn 58 on the day she takes to Loch Lomond in Scotland.
Julie, from Wallasey, said:- "I love swimming and I love to set myself
challenges and tick things off my bucket list; this has been on my list for some
time. I feel at home in the water and can't wait to be able say that I've done
I just hope that whatever I raise will help to make someone's stay in Hospital
is as happy and enjoyable as it can be."
Julie's UK swims include:-
► Bala Lake (Wales) 3.1miles
► Coniston Water (England) 5.25miles
► River Liffey (Ireland) 1.4miles
► Loch Lomond (Scotland) sharing 24 miles
► Julie also crossed the Firth of Forth (Scotland) – 1.4miles
Find out more about Julie's challenge; including teaching herself the front
crawl and how she prepares for the challenge; by watching a short video
More time to bid for
environmental improvement funds
COMMUNITY groups have been given extra
time to apply for grants to make their neighbourhoods greener.
The deadline for applications for the second round of the Environmental
Initiatives Fund has been extended to noon, on Friday, 30 September 2016, from its
original date of 26 September 2016, after a large member of inquiries had been
The Fund was set up by the Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, following a
recommendation in the Interim Report for the Strategic Green and Open Spaces
This called for community groups, schools and small businesses to be helped to
play more active roles in improving their local environment.
A funding pot of £20,000 was set up and groups were invited to bid for grants of
up to £500.
In the 1st round of applications, 23 groups were awarded a total of £10,430
for projects including improvements to community gardens, clean ups and
children's gardening schemes. Councillor Steve Munby, cabinet member for
neighbourhoods, said:- "There
has been a lot of interest from groups in this initiative so we want to make
sure that they have enough time to submit their applications. It is encouraging
that many groups want to make their neighbourhoods greener."
Information about the Environment Initiatives Fund is available