Wirral Council’s Planning Committee suspends meetings and rules due to COVID-19

Wirral Council’s Planning Committee suspends meetings and rules due to COVID-19

Wirral Council’s Planning Committee suspends meetings and rules due to COVID-19

                                 

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Planning Committee (Wirral Council) 19th March 2020

Councillor Stuart Kelly (Chair, Planning Committee) (Wirral Council) 19th March 2020
Councillor Stuart Kelly (Chair, Planning Committee) (Wirral Council) 19th March 2020

The mood at Wallasey Town Hall was very different – with the One Stop Shop closed (with a sign that directed people to the one in Birkenhead) and even if this was taken into account there were far fewer people around than usual. Due to the need for social distancing measures, as on Monday evening the public meeting was in the Council Chamber (instead of Committee Room 1), which could have been the reason why the Council webcast didn’t go ahead as planned (which put a bit more pressure on myself – video of the entire meeting is above).
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What were the results of the European Parliament elections, Champions League Final, McDonalds planning application and other local news stories?

What were the results of the European Parliament elections, Champions League Final, McDonalds planning application and other local news stories?

What were the results of the European Parliament elections, Champions League Final, McDonalds planning application and other local news stories?

                                               

European Parliament
European Parliament

The results of the European Parliamentary Elections in the Northwest England region were announced last week and were as follows:-

Brexit Party (3 seats) – Claire Fox, Henrik Overgaard-Nielsen, David Bull
Liberal Democrats (2 seats) – Chris Davies, Jane Brophy
Labour (2 seats) – Julie Ward, Theresa Griffin
Green (1 seat) – Gina Dowding

The Conservative Party, UKIP, Change UK, English Democrat, UK EU and two independent candidates failed to win any seats in this region.

The eight elected Members of the European Parliament will take up their seats on 2nd July 2019.

This weekend saw the River Festival return over the two days of the weekend in Liverpool (as well as a much smaller River Festival on the Wirral side of the River Mersey).
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Court of Appeal Judges condemn Wirral Council’s decision making over marquees in greenbelt saga

Court of Appeal Judges condemn Wirral Council’s decision making over marquees in greenbelt saga

Court of Appeal Judges condemn Wirral Council’s decision making over marquees in greenbelt saga

                                      

David Ball (left) explains about the judicial review to the Planning Committee (Wirral Council) 18th January 2018
David Ball (left) explains about the judicial review to the Planning Committee (Wirral Council) 18th January 2018

For earlier coverage on this long running story you can read (in reverse chronological order):

Wirral Council planning application dispute involving 3 marquees in greenbelt listed for Court of Appeal hearing in March 2019 (2.1.19)

High Court Judge quashes greenbelt planning application for 3 marquees issued in “error” by Wirral Council in 2011 (29.3.18)

Why did Wirral Council’s planning department send out a decision letter about 3 marquees at Thornton Manor with no planning conditions? (13.7.17)

The 20 page judgement can be read here which was a request for permission to appeal from Mr Justice Kerr’s decision quashing the planning permission for the marquees issued by Wirral Council in case [2018] EWHC 560 (Admin).
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Wirral Council planning application dispute involving 3 marquees in greenbelt listed for Court of Appeal hearing in March 2019

Wirral Council planning application dispute involving 3 marquees in greenbelt listed for Court of Appeal hearing in March 2019

Wirral Council planning application dispute involving 3 marquees in greenbelt listed for Court of Appeal hearing in March 2019

                                              

Wirral Council greenbelt 18th July 2017
Wirral Council greenbelt 18th July 2017 (but not the site in question)

Later this year (floating dates of either the 5th March 2019 or 6th March 2019 have been set) there will be a Court of Appeal hearing (estimated at 5 hours long) in London about a Wirral Council planning application decision involving three marquees at Thornton Manor in Wirral’s greenbelt.

The appeal to the Court of Appeal is from an order last year of Mr Justice Kerr ([2018] EWHC 560 (Admin)) dated 23rd March 2018 that quashed the planning permission that had been issued without conditions. This followed a hearing at the Administrative Court in Manchester on the 31st January 2018.
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