Earlier this year, as a result of a First-tier Tribunal case in which I was not a party (although I had made the original information request) I received a redacted copy of the 96 page Development Agreement between Wirral Borough Council and Nicklaus Joint Venture Group Limited that is for the Hoylake Golf Resort project (or Hoylake International Golf Resort as it’s referred to in the Development Agreement).
Cabinet previously decided to close Lyndale School in Eastham at the end of August 2016. On Monday councillors on the Cabinet will be deciding whether to declare it surplus to requirements, to ask the government for permission to sell off the playing fields (with a further six-week consultation expected on this), demolish the school building and to sell off the site.
The rationale for demolition is that an empty building could attract vandalism.
Parents of disabled children at Lyndale School campaigned to try to persuade the Labour councillors on Wirral Council to change their mind and keep the Lyndale School open. Although councillors from opposition parties agreed with the parents that the school should remain open, Labour councillors consistently voted to close the Lyndale School school.
The site of the former Lyndale School is expected to be sold for housing.
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