Latest News From the Wirral Society, May 2020

We hope everyone reading this is in good health during these very strange times. Despite the difficulties and fears which come with a pandemic like Corona Virus, we are still acting as a Society and trying to keep everyone in the loop about changes to Wirral’s landscape, as well as its man-made features. Therefore, we are happy to be able to bring you a summary on what we have been doing over the past few weeks.

Our Casework

Here is a summary of items we are currently monitoring and acting upon, where we feel it is necessary.

Wirral Council’s Draft Local Plan Consultation

Wirral Council Local Plan Consultation

At present, the Council is progressing with its “Issues and Options” Consultation for the Draft Local Plan (Reg 18).  We welcome the Council’s ‘Preferred Option’ of retaining the Green Belt and developing the many acres of brown field land.  However, the Council still considers it has to go along with the Government’s target of 12,0000 new houses over the plan period with one assume some 20,000 to 30,000 new residents.

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Pressure On Our Green Belt

Most of the issues concerning the Society currently relate to the increasing pressure on Wirral Borough’s Green Belt

North Wirral (Area covered by Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

Wirral Borough Local Plan

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Sites (outlined in red) identified by landowners or developers as potential land for Green Belt removal & development.

Whilst covering something that may be considered a ‘dry’ subject, this plan is very important as, once agreed, it will form the basis upon which major planning decisions will be made in the coming years.   

Government Intervention: We are trying to find out more of what happened at a  meeting held between Government officials and senior figures from Wirral Council concerning the Council’s inability to produce its Local Plan before 2020.

Threat to the Wirral Green Belt: However, it would appear that one outcome Continue reading “Pressure On Our Green Belt”

Burton Manor News

Good News On Burton Manor Development

Burton ManorFollowing the Burton Manor Friends recent AGM, we have been informed that there was a presentation during the meeting given by the new developers for the Burton Manor site & College building. The developers in question, are the same group who are building the Dee View houses & apartments on the Alexandra Hall site in Heswall and their proposal for Burton Manor Continue reading “Burton Manor News”

Wirral Society Summer Meeting, 13/07/13

Date

Saturday 13 July, 2013, 2:30pm

Location

Burton Manor, Burton

Activity

A guided tour of the restored historic gardens, greenhouse and icehouse.

Tickets will be issued on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. Admission by ticket only, free to Wirral Society members and their guests. Application by email to dianatwinnlane@yahoo.co.uk.