Local Plan (Core Strategy)
Core Strategy Options - Analysis of Consultation Responses
The Core Strategy Options Consultation ran from May
23rd to August 12th 2011.
The three Options, together with the draft Green Belt Study and
other documents which we consulted on, provoked a lot of discussion
among local communities. During the 12 weeks consultation we
attended 65 events / meetings which were attended by about 3000
people. By the end of the consultation we had received around 2,500
individual responses, each of which included about 10 different
comments, and 13 petitions containing about 7700
Since then we have been recording and analysing these
responses. Many issues have been raised which we need to
discuss with others. For example, we have discussed concerns about
the implications of new development for flood risk and drainage
with the Environment Agency and United Utilities, as well as with
colleagues in Sefton Council.
We have produced a Report
of Consultation which records the range of comments we
received. This varied from general comments about what
issues the Core Strategy should tackle to views on sites in the
Green Belt. This was
reported to Planning Committee on Wednesday 22nd
February 2012 and to
Cabinet on 1st March 2012.
The Report of Consultation records the whole range of comments
we received. It also includes our initial response. It is not
possible to comment on some aspects until the Council decides its
Preferred Option, which is likely to be in mid 2013.
The Report of Consultation is available below, and in a number
of public buildings including; local libraries and the Council
Offices at Magdalen House, Trinity Road, Bootle, L20 3NJ.
To do justice to the many comments we received, the Report of
Consultation is long. However it is broken into a number of
sections to help you find your way around.
The consultation responses raised a number of issues that
require further investigation. These include the importance of
agricultural land, an update of our need for employment land and a
review of how many homes we need based on latest Census
information. Cabinet agreed that we should have clear information
on these issues before they could approve a preferred option for
the Local Plan.
Report of Consultation
Section Two - Options document overall, issues, aims, options, and
housing issues (,
583Kb)The housing issues include those regarding use of
brownfield land or vacant properties, population issues and the
impact of the recession.
Section Three - Draft Green Belt Study and its methodology, and
Objections to development in the Green Belt - grouped by topic
(, 851Kb) for
example; loss of openness, urban sprawl, loss of agricultural land,
traffic issues, capacity of infrastructure and services, flood
risk. (Housing objections are dealt with in section
Section Six - Draft Green Space Study and its methodology,
including objections to the development of specific urban
greenspace sites and supporting comments about the development of
specific urban greenspace sites (, 502Kb)
- Part 1 - Overall assessment of comments to Green Space Study
and overall comments on Green Space.
- Part 2 – Comments for each Green Space site.
- Crosby (Including Hightown)
- Maghull, Aintree, Melling and Lydiate
- Bootle, Netherton and Litherland
- Part 3 – Representations that are promoting Green Space sites
Annex A - Comments about the consultation
Annex B - List of petitions received (, 307Kb)
Annex C - Brownfield (previously developed) sites suggested as
suitable for development (, 251Kb)
Annex D - Comments about studies:Housing and Employment Studies,
the Detailed Green Belt Boundary Review, Draft Infrastructure
Study, draft Sustainability Appraisal (, 404Kb)
Annex E - Comments from neighbouring local authorities, parish
councils, statutory consultees and other interest groups
Other key reports
You can also view previous Core Strategy work undertaken by
Last Updated on 2/8/2013