All posts tagged "greenbelt"

  • Beesley & Fildes Respond to Council Criticism over Whitakers Planning Application

    The owners of Whitakers Garden Centre have hit back at criticisms from Knowsley Council’s planning department. Beesley & Fildes filed an application to build houses on former greenbelt land adjacent...

    • Posted May 25, 2017
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  • Planning Application Refused for Whitakers Land

    An application to build houses on former greenbelt in Prescot has been refused. Beesley & Fildes, Ltd, applied in 2016 to build up to 200 homes on land adjoining Whitakers Garden Centre, off Liverpool Road. They withdrew...

    • Posted April 26, 2017
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  • Green Leader Lucas in Prescot to Support Greenbelt Campaign

    Green Party leader and Brighton MP Caroline Lucas visited Prescot to give her support to greenbelt campaigners yesterday (Monday 26 September). She came at the invitation of the increasingly visible Knowsley Green Party, who have joined forces...

    • Posted September 27, 2016
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  • Developers Withdraw Prescot Planning Application

    An application for a residential development on part of Prescot’s former greenbelt has been withdrawn. The proposal would have seen 199 houses built on land adjacent to Whitakers Garden Centre on Liverpool Road. Council advised against plans...

    • Posted July 18, 2016
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  • Campaign to Oppose Prescot Housing Development Gathers Pace

    A campaign to prevent the building of 199 houses on former greenbelt land is underway in Prescot. Residents Mark Burke and Dr John Sills called a community meeting on Monday 16 May with the support of newly elected...

    • Posted May 18, 2016
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  • Video Attacks Knowsley Council over Greenbelt

    A short film by a local election candidate criticises Knowsley Council for failing to save the borough’s green spaces. The 10-minute video, by Paul Woods, documents how in 2000 the council sold six acres of the King George V...

    • Posted April 21, 2016
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  • Knowsley’s Broken Democracy, Part 2: Absolute Power

    The second in a series of opinion pieces by the editor. (Read Part 1 here.) (Too long, didn’t read? The gist: A one-party council is never democratic. With no opposition, local government can do whatever it likes. Vote...

    • Posted February 23, 2016
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  • Prescot Councillors Respond to Greenbelt Controversy

    Two Knowsley councillors have responded to Prescot Online readers’ concerns about the council’s newly adopted Local Plan. The main objection related to the removal of protected status from roughly half of the borough’s greenbelt, meaning owners will...

    • Posted January 18, 2016
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  • Knowsley’s Broken Democracy, Part 1: Knowledge Is Power

    The first in a series of opinion pieces by the editor (Too long didn’t read? The gist: Knowsley Council provides information that no one can understand, and without information, you are powerless.) A great philosopher – no...

    • Posted January 12, 2016
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  • Knowsley Council Vote to Give Away Greenbelt

    You can now read Knowsley’s newly adopted Local Plan online (PDF) Knowsley Council have voted unanimously to approve the Local Plan, which releases roughly 1,000 acres of the borough’s greenbelt for residential development. Councillors say that government housing...

    • Posted January 8, 2016
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