Wetland Resort or Golf Resort?

Is Another Wirral Flood Plain a Suitable Site for Building Development?

Our friends at the Stop Hoylake Golf Resort Action Group (SHGRAG) share our concerns about not only losing a huge swathe of green belt to an unwanted development, but also the viability of building (yet again) on another of Wirral’s flood plains. They have forwarded the following article to us and have given us permission to publish it on this website.

The Hoylake Flood Plain – an Ideal Place for a Wetland Resort or a Golf Resort and Housing Estate?

The director of the Nicklaus Joint Venture Group (NJVG) says, “We will conduct a thorough flood study plan as part of our Environmental Impact Assessment, which will not only protect the site from potential flooding but also help improve local water storage capability and flood water protection”

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May 2019 Roundup

May 2019 has been quite eventful for us, what with local elections and the continued collective fight we are supporting to protect Wirral’s greenbelt. We also have the Summer edition of ‘Wirral Matters’ available for download in PDF form from our Wirral Matters Archives page on this website.

Out with the old boss, but what does it mean for the greenbelt?

Phil Davies, ex-Leader of Wirral Council, looking disappoinrted with the result of the local council election results in 2019
Disappointed? No more than we were with the persistence of the Hoylake ‘Golf Resort’ idea or Wirral Council’s confusing greenbelt policies. Stunned ex-Council Leader Phil Davies, election night, May 2019.

“Meet the new boss, same as the old boss” as the song says about not being fooled again! Following the loss of overall control of Wirral Council by the ruling Labour party and the pre-election resignation announcement of the outgoing Leader, Phil Davies, we wait to find out what new Council Leader, Pat Hackett, has to say about Wirral’s greenbelt. Notably, we are concerned about the unpopular Hoylake ‘Golf Resort’ project, an idea seemingly only supported by the ex-Council Leader.

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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.

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