Wednesday, 16 September 2015

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I produce an e mail bulletin roughly every fortnight with news and info about South Liverpool (mainly L18 and L19 but sometimes further afield).  If you'd like to start receiving this, you can subscribe by using this link.

Local jobs on offer

There's a jobs fair coming up on 1 October organised by the Speke Retail Park.  The event takes place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel (next to David Lloyd and Damons).

More information is at this link.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Planning applications in our area

I produce an e mail bulletin which contains details of planning applications but between times I highlight some of them here so people don't miss the deadlines for comments.

The planning committee decided, earlier this month, to agree to plans for a Co op and houses at the junction of Greenhill Road and Booker Avenue (where the petrol station used to be years ago).  The minutes of the meeting can be seen here.

Garston C of E School has an application in for an extension. The details are here. Deadline for comments is 31 March.

There is a proposal to develop the Cressington House site for housing (St Mary's Road).  Comments are not open yet (don't be confused by the odd looking date) but what details there are are at this link.

Plans for the development of the Mansion House in Calderstones Park ( to make it into an education centre) have come in from The Reader Organisation.  The details are here and the comments deadline is 31 March.

Housing planned for the former Watergate School site.  Deadline for comments is 26 March.  Details here.

Applications for alcohol sale licenses have come in from Martins on Allerton Road and from 58 St Mary's Road.  The list of details and deadlines, plus a form for anyone who wants to comment, is at this link.

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Booker Avenue Co op - planning committee decision

Liverpool's planning committee today voted to agree to plans for a Co op on the bit of vacant land at the junction of Greenhill Road and Booker Avenue (there was a petrol station here some time ago)

Councillors were asked to delay the decision so that they could have a look at the site for themselves but refused.

Given that local residents are worried about increasing traffic problems at that junction, it seems irresponsible in the extreme for the committee to not even be prepared to come and have a look.

I'll post a link to the paperwork for the meeting when it is available. 

The link is here.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Update on planning applications in our area

Along with the Greenhill Road/Booker Avenue shop application (see previous post), there are a couple of others people might want to know about.

There are plans to put housing on the site of the old Garston Market. The details are at this link and you can comment up to 10 March.

ASDA on St Mary's Road also wants to be able to open 24 hours a day.  The details are at this link and comments are on until 9 March.

The bulk of the info in each case is in a bit called "Related Documents".

Planning applications in our area

Liverpool's planning committee meets next week (Tuesday 10th) to decide on the application for a shop (and houses) on the plot of land at the junction of Greenhill Road and Booker Avenue (this is the bit that was a petrol station quite some time ago).

The council report to the meeting is at this link.

I sent in comments which were around the need for traffic measures at that junction as it can already be hard for vehicles to use it and for people to cross safely.  This is potentially more of a problem because of the new housing on the other side of the road.

It's taken a while for this to get to the committee because there were some changes in the plans which meant there had to be more opportunity for neighbours and others to comment.

The link to the whole agenda, which has time and venue and the other details is here.