Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Garston waste plant plans update

The application from Jack Allen Holdings for planning permission to build a waste plant at Garston Docks is now valid (all the paperwork is in). That means the plan will have to be discussed at the City Council planning committee later this year. First there is a chance for people to send in objections. The three Lib Dem Councilors for Cressington will, as before, be fighting this application. We believe that this site is completely wrong for this idea. What's more when there was a neutral investigation of a whole load of potential sites across Merseyside, this one scored below zero for its suitability for waste.

Official consultation letters are going out at the moment to people living near the site. Because of the volume of letters, these won't all arrive on the same day.

The Cressington Lib Dem Councillors are also writing to residents. Pasted below is a copy of the letter we have sent.


Dear Resident

We are writing, as your elected councillors, to let you know that sadly
Jack Allen Holdings have resubmitted their application to build a waste
disposal facility at Garston Dock.

As you may be aware, a previous application was withdrawn following a
huge number of objections. As your councillors we objected and
campaigned against the scheme. Thousands of you also objected and the
company were forced to think again.

Now they have resubmitted an amended plan.

As your Councillors we still believe this is wrong. Liverpool does need
waste facilities but these should not be next to people's houses and off
already busy roads. Garston is regenerating and we believe this plan
may halt some of that well needed regeneration.

Once again we are asking you to send in objections to the plans. Formal
letters will be going out but even if you do not receive a letter, you
are entitled to object. The reference number for the plan is 09F/1012
which you need to quote in any letter. The address to write to is
Planning Department, Millennium House, Liverpool City Council, Victoria Street, Liverpool,

The City Council is obliged by law to operate a system to consider this
application. As part of that preliminary information is available on
the Council's website ( in the Planning Explorer
Section. Type the reference number into the search boxes.

Please feel free to contact us on this, or any other issue.

We can be contacted by letter, e mail or phone.

Cllr Richard Oglethorpe -
Cllr Peter Millea -
Cllr Paula Keaveney -

Office phone numbers - 0151 225 2354 or 0151 225 2353 (messages can be left if we are not there)

You may also like to know that our regular surgeries are now on a
Saturday morning at 10 am at Garston Library and One Stop Shop on Bowden
Road. These are on the 1st, 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month (except


Richard Oglethorpe Peter Millea Paula Keaveney

Lib Dem Councillors - Cressington Ward

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