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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What were the top 10 most watched videos during an incredible 2017?

What were the top 10 most watched videos during an incredible 2017?

What were the top 10 most watched videos during an incredible 2017?

                                           

Cllr Phil Davies on Hoylake Golf Resort at Hoylake Community Centre 9th December 2017
Cllr Phil Davies on Hoylake Golf Resort at Hoylake Community Centre 9th December 2017

Happy New Year! So what were the ten most watched videos on this blog’s Youtube channel in 2017 (by minutes viewed)?


10 In reverse order, number ten was a video not filmed in 2017, but during the general election in 2015 when there was a well attended public consultation meeting in Saughall Massie about a proposed fire station.
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Wirral Council consultation on changes to the greenbelt finishes on Wednesday!

Wirral Council consultation on changes to the greenbelt finishes on Wednesday!

Wirral Council consultation on changes to the greenbelt finishes on Wednesday!

                                     

Wirral Council’s Planning Committee can still recommend land in the greenbelt is developed if they deem special circumstances apply
Wirral Council’s Planning Committee can still recommend land in the greenbelt is developed if they deem special circumstances apply

Wirral Council is planning a review of what land is in the greenbelt. There is a consultation on how they will decide what is or isn’t greenbelt land that finishes at 5pm on Wednesday 6th December 2017.
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Wirral Council’s Cabinet agree 150 year lease for fire station in Saughall Massie

Wirral Council’s Cabinet agree 150 year lease for fire station in Saughall Massie

Wirral Council’s Cabinet agree 150 year lease for fire station in Saughall Massie

                                    

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Cabinet (Wirral Council) 27th November 2017 Agenda Item 5 –
Disposal of Land at Saughall Massie Road to Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service starts at 7:42

Planning Committee (Wirral Council) site visit Saughall Massie fire station 18th July 2017
Planning Committee (Wirral Council) site visit Saughall Massie fire station 18th July 2017 (this is the site for the proposed fire station)

Wirral Council’ Cabinet this morning agreed to a 150 year lease to Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority of land it owns in Saughall Massie for a new fire station.

During the meeting, Cllr Phil Davies referred to a petition opposing the lease started by Cllr Chris Blakeley (who is a councillor for the area concerned).
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Did Hoylake Golf Resort developer offer Wirral Council £300,000 if its planning application is approved?

Did Hoylake Golf Resort developer offer Wirral Council £300,000 if its planning application is approved?

Did Hoylake Golf Resort developer offer Wirral Council £300,000 if its planning application is approved?

                                                      

Councillor Mike Sullivan (right) (Chair, Business Overview and Scrutiny Committee) 7th December 2016
Councillor Mike Sullivan (right) (Chair, Business Overview and Scrutiny Committee) 7th December 2016

Although this call in meeting about the Hoylake Golf Resort was last year, as Wirral Council have recently received the Funding Strategy from the developer (Nicklaus Joint Venture Group Limited), a decision by Wirral Council’s Cabinet on the next stage is expected in the couple of months.

Below is a transcript of the first fifteen minutes of that public meeting, you can watch video of the call in meeting about the Hoylake Golf Resort on Youtube if you wish.


CLLR MICHAEL SULLIVAN (CHAIR): to order please.

Good afternoon and I welcome the members of the public. It’s spot on four o’clock. Errm, as everybody’s aware we’re here this afternoon for a call-in errm to discuss the merits and the demerits of Hoylake Golf Resort and I’d like to start the proceedings by calling errm Councillor Blakeley please. You’ve got five minutes Chris.

CLLR CHRIS BLAKELEY: Thank you Chairman.

CLLR MICHAEL SULLIVAN (CHAIR): Right I’ve got to go through the process I’ve just been informed, so sit down Chris.
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