Greenwood, MP for Wirral West, is calling on Wirral Council to drop plans for a
golf resort in Hoylake.
hosting a packed meeting at Hoylake Community Centre in December 2017 for
people to come along and have their say on the proposals, Ms Greenwood released
a statement to say that she had received “hundreds of letters and emails from
constituents who do not want the golf resort to go ahead” and she urged the
council then to “listen to public opinion”.
today, Margaret Greenwood MP said:
the eight months following the public meeting in Hoylake, I have continued
to meet with campaigners and am currently receiving correspondence at my office
on almost a daily basis from constituents who are opposed to the planned golf
resort development in Hoylake.
have now heard from more than 500 constituents who feel this way and this is a
clear message that public opinion is saying ‘no’ to these plans.
announcements about the potential threat to Wirral’s green belt following the
announcement of government housing targets for Wirral have reignited the debate
and I believe it is vitally important to protect the green belt for the quality
of life it brings.
having written to the council on a number of occasions about various aspects of
the proposals, I remain concerned that there is still a lack of detailed
information on the proposed resort, particularly around the residential aspect
which would see 160 homes built – some on an ‘island feature’ and some ‘close
to Saughall Massie Road’.
am very concerned about the effect the golf resort could have on flood risk.
The resort is proposed for an area that is liable to flood in wet weather. This
would have implications for people living in any new homes, as well as for people
living in surrounding areas.
have consulted with wildlife groups and share their concerns about the
potential impact that the resort could have on wildlife in the area.
do not believe that the planned Golf Resort development is right for Wirral
West. I call on Wirral Council to drop its plans.”