Representatives of the Save Sefton Park Meadows campaign met with the Director of Regeneration and Head of Planning to explain all the many reasons why the Council should not sell Sefton Park Meadows for luxury housing.
Campaigner Martin Dobson says “The plan to build on the green open space is clearly contrary to all the council’s planning policies and reports for the last 20 years. Every document we looked at describes the meadows as ‘park land’ or ‘city park’. Mayor Joe Anderson has called it ‘Incidental Open Space’ but even the planning officers don’t recognise this term.”
Over 1200 objections to the sale have been sent in to the council – the largest number of objections ever made in Liverpool. Council officers are currently drafting a response to objectors and a report will go to the Cabinet Meeting in August. The issue of the sale will then go to another special Regeneration Select Committee in September and residents will have an opportunity to ask questions at that meeting.
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