Town Hall slammed for sitting on Peel plans for first 600 homes at Wirral Waters

Following claims by Labour Councillors that Peel Holdings were ‘sitting back and doing nothing’, it’s now been revealed that the Town Hall received five planning applications in March, April and May that would enable work to begin on the first 600 homes.

In a letter to councillors, dated 17th July, five months after Peel lodged their first planning application, Cllr. Brian Kenny and Cllr. Tom Usher said: ‘It is not acceptable for landowners like Peel to sit back doing nothing’

Councillor David Burgess-Joyce (Conservative, Greasby, Frankby and Irby) said: “It appears from these five planning applications that it’s the Labour Councillors who have been sitting back and doing nothing about Wirral Waters, not Peel.  

“The five applications, which also include plans for additional office space, would also see more than 100 new, local jobs created.  By failing to act on these applications, the Town Hall is putting pressure on our Green Belt and, shamefully, delaying the creation of new jobs for our residents.

“Labour Councillors know this but decided instead to issue statements and allegations which are now proven to have no validity. 

“At the same time, Labour are pressing ahead with their own plans for luxury housing at Hoylake while dragging their feet on producing a Local Plan to protect Wirral’s Green Belt.   

"Whatever their game is, they’ve been rumbled. 

"It’s time to get these first five planning applications before the Planning Committee and let’s get the next phase of investment started.”

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