All posts tagged "greenbelt"

  • 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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  • Campaigners Urged to Attend Next Knowsley Greenbelt Meeting

    A council meeting to discuss Knowsley’s controversial Local Plan has been reconvened for Wednesday 6 January. Knowsley Council met on Tuesday 16 December to vote on the plan, which would see most of the borough’s greenbelt stripped...

    • Posted December 29, 2015
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  • Police Called on Protesters at Knowsley Council Meeting

    A Knowsley Council meeting was postponed after the council called police to remove members of the public. The public meeting was for councillors...

    • Posted December 18, 2015
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  • Housing Plans for Fields Neighbouring Whitakers, Prescot

    Prescot residents are invited to view plans for a housing development on land belonging to Whitakers Garden Centre. Planners believe about 200 3- or 4-bedroom homes could be built on the site, which sits between the A57 (Prescot...

    • Posted November 30, 2015
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  • Government Says Knowsley Greenbelt Plans ‘Sound’

    A government inspector has approved plans to allow development on Knowsley’s greenbelt. The borough council say they’ve had no choice but to remove protections from the land, due to government housing targets. Protesters say it would damage the environment,...

    • Posted July 14, 2015
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  • Deadline Looms for Prescot, Whiston Greenbelt Objections

    Residents have until this Friday, 15 May, to give Knowsley Council their views on controversial plans to give up greenbelt across the borough for housing developments. The council held a consultation last year, saying government housing targets had forced...

    • Posted May 13, 2015
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  • 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...

    • Posted March 5, 2015
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  • Final Week of Knowsley Greenbelt Consultation

    Knowsley residents have until Friday 14 November to register their opinions on the release of greenbelt land throughout the borough. Under the council’s Local Plan, once-protected fields could be available to housing developers as early as 2015. In Whiston,...

    • Posted November 10, 2014
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  • Council & Residents in Tense Q&A over Whiston Greenbelt

    Over 250 Whiston residents put the pressure on Knowsley Council last Friday over plans to release greenbelt for housing development. At the 24 October meeting at St Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic Centre for Learning, the borough’s Local Plan...

    • Posted October 28, 2014
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  • Council to Host Q&A on Whiston Greenbelt Plans

    Knowsley Council have called a public meeting to address concerns over the release of greenbelt in Whiston. The meeting, at St Edmund Arrowsmith Centre for Learning on Cumber Lane, Whiston, at 6pm on Friday 24 October, will...

    • Posted October 20, 2014
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