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