Prescot Greenbelt Campaign Underway
A campaign to save Prescot’s greenbelt from development is underway, with a meeting organised for Wednesday 18 March.
The gathering is open to residents of Prescot and other parts of Knowsley affected by plans to remove protection from swaths of green space in the borough.
The move, which Knowsley Council say has been forced upon them due to government housing targets, has already inspired the high-profile Save Whiston’s Greenbelt campaign.
In Prescot, the affected land borders the A58 (Prescot bypass) and the A57 (Derby Street). A smaller space adjacent to Carr Lane and Brown’s Field is also earmarked for change of use.
Their status would change from Green Belt to Sustainable Urban Extension, which means school playing fields and other open land could be flattened and used for residential development.
All are welcome to attend the Open Meeting at 7.30pm on Wednesday 18 March at the British Legion, Archway Road, Huyton.
Please email Dr John Sills at firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries.
Visit savewhistonsgreenbelt.org for more information about the Whiston action group.