Council reject club’s housing plan

Council reject club’s housing plan

by Tom Martin (September 2020)

RESIDENTS who signed a petition against plans to build six houses on a busy road in Crosby are celebrating after the council unexpectedly rejected the proposal.

The Champion reported how Sefton Council were set to approve a planning application by Liverpool Ramblers AFC to build the homes on the site of their existing car park on Moor Lane.

However, at a Planning Committee meeting on Wednesday, September 2, the football club’s proposal was dismissed by the local authority. The reason was stated in a report as: “The proposal fails to make a positive contribution to the character of the area by virtue of introducing built form into a contextually open setting. This reduces the extent of Moor Lane’s only open frontage, places pressure on existing trees and impacts negatively on public views.”

Residents also claimed a restricted covenant is in place on the land which stipulates it must be kept for sports and recreation use.

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