Wirral Council consultation on changes to the greenbelt finishes on Wednesday!
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.
Details of the consultation and a consultation on what land will be in its Brownfield Register (the deadline for that consultation is the same as the greenbelt one) can be found on Wirral Council’s website.
In the past changes to what is greenbelt have proved controversial.
The day after the consultation ends Conservative councillors have called a special meeting of Wirral Council’s Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee to discuss a recent letter from the government about the lack of a Local Plan.
A timescale to be discussed at that meeting shows that Wirral Council expect it’ll be just over three years before a Local Plan is adopted (that sets out planning policy).
A question earlier this year to Liverpool City Region Combined Authority Mayor Steve Rotheram asking about whether he would be exercising powers to decide on planning applications in Wirral’s greenbelt was answered that he wouldn’t be doing so during his term of office.
Wirral Council has in the past removed land it owns from the greenbelt, approved a planning application for development on it, then sold it for development for large sums of money.
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