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  • Central Square owners LCP are responsible for ‘eyesore’ scrubland site

    Henry James

    OWNERS of Maghull Central Square shopping centre, London and Cambridge Properties (LCP), have been asked by MP Bill Esterson to clean up a piece of scrubland near the town centre which he has branded an “eyesore.”

    The Champion reported about the state of the overgrown patch of land next to the new Home Bargains store, which is bordered by Stafford Moreton Way and Liverpool Road North at the end of August.

    It was highlighted that there was some confusion as to who was responsible for its upkeep.

    The MP has now been told the land is owned by London and Cambridge Properties and not Sefton Council as orginally thought..

    He said: “Sefton Council’s legal team initially informed my office that they believed the land was owned and managed by the council.

    “When I asked the council to look into it further they discovered through looking at the land registry title deeds that it is in fact owned by LCP.

    “I have written to LCP to ask that they clear up the land and I have also written to Sefton Council to ask them to ensure LCP do so.

    “I am also meeting with LCP soon and will raise the issue then if it the problem hasn’t already been adequately addressed.”

    Residents have contacted the Champion with their concerns about the patch of land.

    Dr Frank Sharp said: “Many people see this patch of land as there is a high footfall in that area.

    “For it to be in a such a bad state is not acceptable.

    “Someone should be taking some responsibility for it and I am sure there are local groups which could help maintain it.”

    Sue Langley added: “The piece of ‘scrubland’ on the corner of Stafford Moreton Way and Liverpool Road North is indeed an eyesore and I hope it is cleared and maintained as a matter of priority.”

    London and Cambridge Properties has been contacted for comment.

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