Posted by: John Brace | 1st February 2018

EXCLUSIVE: What was Cllr Phil Davies’ last-minute reply to a letter threatening government intervention?

EXCLUSIVE: What was Cllr Phil Davies’ last-minute reply to a letter threatening government intervention?

                              

Last year, it was revealed at a special meeting of Wirral Council’s Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee (which can be watched below) that a government minister had written to Wirral Council expressing his concern that Wirral Council wasn’t preparing a Local Plan quick enough. A deadline of 31st January 2018 (yesterday) was given to reply.

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Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee 7th December 2018 Part 1 of 2

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Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee 7th December 2018 Part 2 of 2

Below is Cllr Phil Davies’ reply sent yesterday to the letter, followed by two attachments. The matter was also discussed by councillors yesterday at a regular public meeting of the Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee (although councillors and the public present were handed out the reply and two attachments at the start of that agenda item rather than the start of the meeting which left little opportunity for it to be read in detail or scrutiny).


email Cllr Phil Davies Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP Local Plan 31st January 2018 Page 1 of 4

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email Cllr Phil Davies Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP Local Plan 31st January 2018 attachment Local Development Scheme draft page 1 of 15

email Cllr Phil Davies Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP Local Plan 31st January 2018 attachment Local Development Scheme draft page 1 of 15

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Responses

  1. I’m sorry i fell alseep reading all that, so i take it this is the Government running scared because of the shortage of new homes being built, looking around Wirral i would have thought we had enough houses here, and the hope one day to build 16 thousand on the Wirral Waters site, christ i hope not, its bad enough now trying to get across into Birkenhead and back again, i don’t want thousands of cars parked all of the place.
    I also read between the lines about the Hoylake Golf course, well the new homes that would be built if it was passed, but all the different names for the committee’s just makes me laugh, why not just call them all Bollocks.

    • Yes, well to put it in a nutshell the Local Plan are the planning policies that Wirral Council should have already decided upon. Wirral Council have been doing it all too slowly so the Government threatened to intervene if Wirral Council didn’t have a good excuse.

      The letter is Wirral Council trying to explain why it happened, although at least one councillor last night in response stated that it doesn’t answer the point about exceptional circumstances.

      As far as I know the Government can step in and do it instead of Wirral Council. It remains to be seen what the Government response will be though.


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