Tag Archives: Planning

Liverpool’s planning committee must be bolder

Some good schemes did go through the planning committee today here are just three of them One of the most frustrating things that I do as a Councillor is to serve on Liverpool’s planning committee. Too often it is constrained … Continue reading

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Labour wants the Tory Government to impose planning policy in Liverpool

It’s because Labour are rabidly following Tory housing policy in Liverpool that we are stuck with sites like this that have seen no building work for 12 months I have today written to the Head of the Paid Service of … Continue reading

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Lib Dems fight against a boring, bland Benidorm in Liverpool

In 100 years this building will still be standing as an asset to our City whereas most of what we are building today will have been demolished Lib Dems are seriously concerned about the type of development taking place in … Continue reading

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The most important Document for Liverpool’s future in a decade

The local plan is not a quick read but an important one! It’s long (1,000) pages; at times heavily technical but it’s probably the most important document that we have received in the council for a decade. What is it? … Continue reading

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Is Labour’s dream for Liverpool a cold, wet Benidorm?

Last week I went to Benidorm. We have stayed several times at a nearby small Spanish town with Erica’s sister but we decided that we would go and have look at Benidorm having spent so many hours in planes to … Continue reading

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The proof from the council that we don’t need to build on parks

For the past three years I have claimed that there is no need to build on our parks and green spaces because there is already enough room in the city to build homes for 70,000+ people. I have always found … Continue reading

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What sort of City Centre do we want?

St George’s Hall – A planning success from the 19th Century Does anyone now remember the monstrous buildings which for 5.5 decades obscured the magnificent frontage of Lime Street station? 6 big shops and a tower block, Concourse House, which … Continue reading

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Why Don’t we bulldoze the Baltic Triangle?

Heaps Mill one of the iconic buildings in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle which has been saved but where adjacent new build is destryiong the ethos of this quirky area This morning I went for one of my normal bouts of depression. … Continue reading

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Liverpool’s problems of poverty are long-term and not short-term

No-one can doubt that for many people living in Liverpool the struggle to survive on inadequate incomes is a key feature of their lives. This leads to illness, disease and a stunting of opportunity for those brought up in poverty. … Continue reading

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Labour’s Continuing Hypocrisy over Liverpool’s Green Spaces

Japanese Garden- Calderstones Park You may think that I am a little obsessed by the way Liverpool’s increasingly right wing Labour Party are behaving over the potential sale or disposal of part of our Parks. Well spotted – you are … Continue reading

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