My Twitter Feed

February 21, 2018


RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2018 highlights announced -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Mayor of London and L&Q to invest £500m in Barking Riverside -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Innovative new equipment from Sutcliffe Play -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Andrew Wilson and Gavin McWilliam to focus on separate ventures -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Masterplanners appointed for Stonedale regeneration plan -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Collectors Garden at RHS Malvern Spring Festival -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Kubota UK launches new B Series compact tractors -

Monday, February 19, 2018

Registration opens for The Chelsea Fringe 2018 -

Monday, February 19, 2018

New directors appointed as Glendale announces restructure -

Monday, February 19, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh teams up with Beth Chatto Educational Trust for charity fundraiser -

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Cheltenham High Street improvements begin this summer -

Saturday, February 17, 2018

LDA Design to deliver a Big Town Plan for Shrewsbury -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Mayor’s £6m fund to boost green spaces & reduce plastic waste -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Get your hands dirty with an RHS apprenticeship -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Kubota UK launches new zero turn ride-on mower -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Piet Oudolf at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018 -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

RAF100 Centenary Garden seeks sponsors -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Show of resilience from invasives experts at industry conference -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Celebrating business success: The Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2017 -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Palmstead Nurseries launches new staff training academy -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Liverpool sets out 15-year plan for growth


Liverpool City Council is on the brink of publishing a new 15-year plan that will meet the need to create 35,000 new homes and develop 370 acres of land for new jobs.

Following various consultation exercises Liverpool’s Local Plan is set to go before the council’s cabinet on Friday 19 January setting out the key priorities to grow the city’s economy up to 2033.

The Local Plan, which includes a new policy for controlling developments in the city centre, will also be scrutinised at a special Regeneration Select Committee on Wednesday, 17 January and at the first Full Council meeting of the year on Wednesday 24 January.

The document, which also sets out a new robust process to limit conversions of properties into homes in multiple occupation (HMO’s), will then go out to final public consultation before being submitted to the Secretary of State for inspection.

Liverpool’s population is expected to rise from 470,000 to 517,000 people by 2033 and the plan, which has been in development with numerous agencies since February 2013, has identified 100 detailed policies to manage this growth.

Consultation on the draft Local Plan occurred in early 2014 and in October 2016 and the feedback, which was garnered more than 2,100 comments from local residents, community organisations and business organisations, has been incorporated where possible.

Key to the plan is to focus future development on brownfield land and making sufficient provision for regeneration projects and job creation in the city’s key employment areas.

Liverpool currently has £14bn worth of regeneration projects on site or in the pipeline and in 2018 £1bn worth of schemes will be completed for a record fourth consecutive year.

The Local Plan is the key, statutory planning and development policy each local authority is obliged to produce.  Part of how it will shape Liverpool’s development needs until 2033 is by protecting and managing developments affecting open space and the natural and historic environment of the city so that it is not significantly affected.

Once submitted to the Secretary of State, Liverpool’s Local Plan will be considered by an independent inspector who will decide whether or not it is ‘sound’.

To be found sound, the Local Plan must comply with all necessary legal requirements and pass the tests of ‘soundness’, which require that it should have been positively prepared so that it meets the future development needs of Liverpool and it must be justified, effective and consistent with national policy.

Any comments, whether of support or objection to the soundness of the Local Plan, will be considered by the Inspector at an Examination in Public in the summer this year.

Once approved the Local Plan will then replace the existing Unitary Development Plan 2002 on all planning matters.

Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson, who recently announced a new housing company is being set up to deliver 10,000 new homes, said: “Liverpool is undergoing unprecedented growth and this Local Plan sets out the framework on how and where this will continue and flourish. This is a hugely vital document and demonstrates our commitment to building new affordable homes and attracting new jobs.

‘’Everyone living and seeking to invest in Liverpool will be affected by this Local Plan which is why we’ve been consulting with businesses and residents for the past three years before it is submitted to the Secretary of State, to get their views.

“The feedback we’ve had has been extensive and it has helped shape many of the policies which will all help to create a healthier and more prosperous city.”


Comments are closed.