Wirral MP urges residents to have their say on proposed development on Hoylake green belt

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01 Apr 2021
Margaret Greenwood, MP for Wirral West, is urging people to make sure they have their say over proposals for a major building development adjacent to the Carr Lane Estate, Hoylake.

The applicant has referred the proposals to the Planning Inspectorate, the national body which deals with planning appeals, national infrastructure planning applications, examinations of local plans and other planning-related and specialist casework in England and Wales.

The plans are for up to 61 assisted living apartments and up to 30 care bungalows and associated infrastructure works to be built on the site, greatly increasing the number of households living beyond the level crossing by Hoylake Station.

The original planning application with comments can be viewed at Application Summary Carr Lane development. An indicative landscape plan is available under 'Documents and Plans'.

People have until 14 April to make representations to the Planning Inspectorate if they wish to object to or support the proposals at the following link: Appeals Casework Portal Land off Carr Lane Hoylake.

Margaret Greenwood said:

"It is vital we protect the green belt which is so important to us all.

"We are facing an ecological emergency and it is important we protect our natural habitats, particularly those near urban areas.

"It's also very important for the health and wellbeing of local residents.

"It is notable that when the plans were first submitted, the majority of people who formally expressed their opposition to them lived very near to the proposed site. Now people have the opportunity to object again.

"New housing is important, but it should be built on brown field sites, not on the green belt.

"I am urging people to have their say by making representation to the Planning Inspectorate and calling on them to decline planning permission.

"Comments need to be submitted by 14 April, so it's important people act quickly. The more people who oppose these plans, the better chance we have of saving this important piece of green belt.

"These proposals would see precious green belt turned into urban development. They should be stopped."