The planning application to build two houses in the back gardens of 2 & 3 Oakfield Terrace, Cuckoo Lane (see last Newsletter) has been WITHDRAWN.
New planning applications within our area include the following:
Refs. 04F/3228, 04L/3230 & 04L/3231 - to extend and convert the Woolton Redbourne Hotel (main house) into 8 apartments, to convert the Lodge into 2 apartments, and to build a pair of dwellings on the site of the 'school house' in the rear garden.
Ref. 04F/3743 - to use the vacant shop at 1 Halewood Road (i.e. the former Post Office) as a café.
These applications are available for inspection at Millennium House, 60 Victoria Street, Liverpool L1 6JF. Any comments should be sent to the Development Control Division, Liverpool City Council, P.O.Box 88, Municipal Buildings, Dale Street, Liverpool L69 2DH.
The good news for Gateacre - potentially - is that a so-called MORATORIUM on new residential development in Liverpool's southern suburbs came into force on 30th July. The City Council has approved a policy stating that planning permission for new houses or flats will only be granted if it can be demonstrated that the development will benefit the city's 'Pathfinder' area - essentially the area of Inner Liverpool which has the greatest social deprivation and housing need. It is difficult to see how proposals such as the Williams Nursery development (see our July Newsletter) can be said to comply with this policy.