Port of Liverpool – Expansion continues & will become 2 carts (or many HGV’s) before the horse?

Rimrose Valley Country Park.

I picked up the link below via a Liverpool City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) newsletter:-

www.peelports.com/news/2019/contract-awarded-for-phase-2-of-liverpool2-container-terminal-expansion

That the continued expansion of Liverpool 2 develops is of course no surprise at all. That the on-line article makes no mention what so ever of access to the Port does surprise me.

It’s not as if the access issues have been uncontroversial; they’ve been hugely controversial and still are and Highways England has not even taken it’s first bulldozer into Rimrose Valley Country Park yet.

I’ve always looked upon the expansion of the Port of Liverpool as being a cart before horse kind of project or willing the end result without the (acceptable) transport means to deliver it. And by ‘acceptable’ I mean that pushing a new road through Rimrose Valley Country Park to deliver the transport means is quite obviously unacceptable to many folk living in the southern part of Sefton Borough.

There’s got to something very wrong in our strategic planning process in England for us to have ended up where we are with this project.

Merseyrail hailed as most punctual rail operator in country

Merseyrail Class 508 EMU at Maghull Station

Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership has the article on its website – see link below:-

www.liverpoollep.org/partner-news/merseyrail-hailed-as-most-punctual-rail-operator-in-country/

A Merseyrail train at Bootle Oriel Road Station

Liverpool City Region LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership) is looking for a permanent Chair

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Well here’s an opportunity for someone to apply for.

I must admit when I first saw the ad’ I thought of SCS or some such furniture company as surely they could provide a chair:-))))

Seriously, such organisations usually have someone waiting in the wings to fill a position like this, so does this indicate that there is no one or that whomever is wanting the role is maybe not wanted?