Thursday 28th of August 2014
Paul and Laura who work at Car Hire Liverpool Airport think the council selling the land for housing development, must be for the right reasons due to the strong opposition from local residents.
Housing developer Redrow has been named as the construction firm that will attempt to build houses on the controversial Sefton Park Meadows site in Liverpool. The firm wants to get planning permission for new luxury homes on the land, but campaigners say the land is part of the Grade I listed park.
A spokesman for Redrow Homes North West added “We will now be undertaking further work prior to submitting a planning application and this will include discussions with the planning authority, English Heritage and others. We fully understand and appreciate that this is a site in a very sensitive location. We will ensure that any planning application that is submitted is high quality and in keeping with the local surroundings.”
Although the council is insisting the land is not and is hopeful of selling the land to Redrow for an as yet undisclosed sum. Redrow will hold a public drop-in event in September.
Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson said “This land lies outside of the boundary of Sefton Park and was originally earmarked for housing when the park was built. I have been clear that any scheme which is brought forward must be of the highest quality, of low density and in keeping with the area. At the moment we simply do not have enough executive homes in the city, and I believe this scheme will help us meet some of that demand, and provide more council tax income which we can use to help protect services. We all know that these are difficult financial times for the council, and I will make sure the money raised from the sale of this land is used for projects that improve the city.”