Save Our Greenbelt

Update on the planning application submitted by the Fire Service to build a new fire station on green belt land on Saughall Massie Road, adjacent to the sheltered accommodatioin in Woodpecker Close, Planning application number: 16/0985. Details of the application can be found here

Rr Many people have contacted us, not just those who receive our enews bulletin, to ask how they can object to this application and when those objections need to be submitted. According to the Council webpage the last date for the submissions of objections is the 18th August, 2016. (We were told originally the 21st)

By far the easiest way to object is via the Councils online page for this application and that can be accessed by clicking HERE. As well as this method, you can also email your objections to planningapplications@wirral.gov.uk ensuring you quote ref 16/0985

We have also set up an online petition, so as well as submitting your objection to the Council, I would also ask you to take a minute to sign this petition which can be accessed by clicking HERE. The more signatures and objections we have the stronger our case to defeat this unwanted and unnecessary attack on our green belt

Finally a reminder that me, Steve and Chris will be outside the Willows pub tomorrow, Sunday 31st July between 11am and 11:30am for you to pass to us your written objections to the application.

As always, if we can be of any assistance in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Out of touch Town Hall carries on regardless…

Well would you expect them to listen to common sense?

Wallasey & Moreton

In the space of less than 24 hours, Labour councillors have decided to ‘carry on regardless’ with two controversial decisions that had been called in by Conservatives for further investigation.

On Tuesday, the plan to scrap fortnightly collection of domestic waste and, instead, introduce a three-weekly collection, was questioned by Conservatives after it was revealed the Council’s consultation was restricted to the choices it has made, and to run for just six weeks over the summer holidays.  Judging by the comments online, the public has yet to be persuaded of the merits of this move.

The next day, Labour’s plan to spend £237,000 to produce a 28-page newspaper, to rival the Wirral Globe and other local papers, was subjected to three hours of questions. During that meeting, several senior officers confirmed that the plan was ‘risky’ as it could be in breach of Government guidelines but Labour councillors decided…

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Planning Application Submitted for Fire Station on Greenbelt Land in Saughall Massie

The Fire Service has finally submitted a planning application to build,  ‘A Single Storey 2 Bay Community Fire Station incorporating operational and welfare  accommodation, offices and meeting space, external drill and training facilities and associated car parking on land off Saughall Massie Road, Saughall Massie, Upton, Wirral CH49 4QN; Planning application number: 16/0985  The application can be viewed HERE 

We  have requested that this application is considered by Wirral’s Planning Committee in an open forum, and not by Council officers behind closed doors.

If we are to have any chance of stopping this unwanted and unnecessary desecration of our greenbelt and intrusion into the quality of life, it’s really important that everyone has their say.

You can do this by emailing the Town Hall at: planningapplication@wirral.gov.uk or using the pro-forma letter of objection I have provided HERE  Simply complete your name(s) and address, sign and return to the address shown on it; or if you would rather, you can hand the letter to me, Steve and Chris on Sunday 31st July, between 11am and 11:30am when we will be outside the Willows Pub on Saughall Massie Road.

Alternatively, you can object to this application online by clicking HERE All representations must be submitted by the 31st August, 2016.

If you require any further information please contact me, Bruce or Steve