Redrow Granted Planning Permission to Build on Harthill Estate Despite Protests

Redrow has been granted planning permission to build more than 50 homes on the Harthill Road Estate site despite a big protest at the site and in Liverpool Town Hall afterwards at the Planning Committee meeting.

At the site of the proposed development earlier in the morning, about 300 protestors gathered to get their voices heard whilst members of the Planning Committee went on a site visit.

The protesters had their say to the Councillors as they went about a site visit, the atmosphere was feisty but peaceful. After the visit, the members boarded a mini bus to take them to the hearing in the Town Hall.  Police were called to help the mini bus move away safely from the site as a precautionary measure, with the road being narrow and the build up of people.

Calderstones school opposite the site voted against the plans, but Calder Kids a young person centre on the site wanted the redevelopment to go ahead.

As part of the plans, Calder Kids, Beechley Stables and the miniature railway will be relocated to make way for the development.

The 4 hour planning permission meeting heard the vision from Redrow and then about 20 protesters were given time on the podium to have their say.  At the end of the meeting the committee voted 5-1 in favor of granting permission to Redrow.

For a few pics of the protest please follow the link below:-

Even the dog got involved

 

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Author: James O'Hanlon

Liverpool photographer and local history fan. I will attend events of varied types and post them on this blog.

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