Labour’s vast Maghull/Lydiate Urban Extensions – They are truly massive

Visitors to this blog site will know how concerned I am about the proposed building on Green Belt and high grade agricultural land across Sefton Borough. As an environmental campaigner I look upon such building as taking away excellent food growing land from future generations. Once it has gone it is gone for good.

MAGHULL TO GET 25% BIGGER

By a long, long way the biggest site in the Borough that our Labour-run Borough Council wants to build upon is to the east of Maghull. Indeed, this site is so large it is spoken of as being an urban extension as it will increase the size of Maghull by nearly 25%!

The site is bounded by the M58 Motorway, Poverty Lane, the Merseyrail railway line from Liverpool to Ormskirk and School Lane. This is a vast tract of land and it is presently being farmed as you would expect of high grade agricultural land.

But to get the scale of this piece of land have a look at the photo’s below:-

A massive urban extension site. It is all of this and even more to the right of the photo

A massive urban extension site. It is all of this and even more to the right of the photo

Poverty Lane can be seen on the right. Just look at the crops that will no longer be grown there if Labour has its way!

Poverty Lane can be seen on the right. Just look at the crops that will no longer be grown there if Labour has its way!

ENVIRONMENTAL CATASTROPHE FOLLOWED BY AN INFRASTRUCTURE MELT-DOWN

But it’s not just the loss of high grade agricultural land, appalling though that is. The other effects will be building houses that are beyond the financial reach of young folk wanting to get a foothold on the property ladder and with so many houses being built it will put dire pressure on the Town’s infrastructure.

LYDIATE COULD GET 35% BIGGER UNDER LABOUR’S PLANNING!

This really is a lose, lose plan for Maghull and Labour are potentially going to repeat it in Lydiate where the urban extension to that community could reach a staggering 35%!

2 thoughts on “Labour’s vast Maghull/Lydiate Urban Extensions – They are truly massive

  1. Terry Sweeny says:

    Hi All,

    With the Libdem’s being part of a coalition government is there nothing that can be done to put a halt to this? Or is this a wider part of the coalition’s plans for the economy and are we just appearing to be NIMBYs opposing everything and anything within our community?

    Why don’t we respond to these proposals with alternative plans?

    • The problem is that Maghull Town Council who led the fight against building on Maghull’s Green Belt (and won) in the last round of such proposals (1998) has not fought the planners at all this time around for reasons best known to its Labour leaders. So the Planners have had a free run at it and the consequences are as I have outlined. Opposing building on high grade agricultural land is not being a NIMBY it is environmental campaigning to save the land for future generations to grow food on. Let me know your address Terry.

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