Other items from our Newsletter 206


We have recently lodged objections to two local planning applications:

1. Land opposite 120 Wellington Road
(ref. 15F/1249), where 26 dwellings are proposed on former railway land adjacent to Wavertree Playground. This triangle of scrubland has, as far as we know, never had buildings on it, and it has become a haven for wildlife. It is classified as Green Space in the UDP (Unitary Development Plan) but the owners are planning to remove the embanked material and lay out a housing estate alongside Wellington Road.

2. Land at 14 Old Mill Lane
(ref. 15F/1580), where 5 houses are proposed within the back garden area of the listed building formerly known as Newstead. When planning permission was granted last year (14F/1334) to convert the old house into flats, the applicant stated that "The rear is a private amenity space for all the future residents and will remain as such". Now, the intention appears to be to sell off the majority of the garden area, which the current applicant describes as "an area of run down land".

You can find details of the above planning applications at
and respectively.
The closing dates for comments are 23rd July and 6th August.

Meanwhile, sadly, the former Liverpool Bowling Club green in Church Road - mentioned in our March 2014
Newsletter 198 - is now a building site. Despite objections from ourselves and local residents, planning permission was granted (14F/0030) for a 74-bed care home.

Above: Proposed Site Layout,
Old Mill Lane
© Alexander Ware Developments

Proposed Site Plan, Wellington Road
© Smith + McHugh Architecture

FOR MORE INFORMATION about local planning applications and how to submit comments, phone Liverpool City Council on 0151 233 3021
or visit

To view the submitted drawings and other documents relating to a particular application, visit the Liverpool Planning Explorer
website and enter the relevant reference (e.g. 15F/1249) into the Application Number box. Then click the 'Search' button. When details of the application appear, click the number, then click 'Related Documents' (at the bottom of the page).

To view any of the PDF files listed, right-click on the Document Name and download/save the file in the usual way.

Above: Image of proposed housing off Wellington Road, and aerial photo of site
© Smith + McHugh Architecture

Below: Image of proposed housing off Old Mill Lane
© Alexander Ware Developments

Liverpool City Council has launched an online survey to find out who uses its parks and other open spaces, how often, and what they think about them. The results will be used to guide future policy. If you value our city's open spaces, please do your best to participate.
Go to

for details. The closing date is 28th August.

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