Town Hall urged to drop Green Belt development

Following news that lower population growth has reduced the threat to Wirral’s Green Belt, councillors will be asked to drop plans for luxury homes on land in Hoylake.

The call, to be made at the next meeting of Wirral Council on 15th October, will be made by Hoylake & Meols Councillor, Gerry Ellis, and the opposition Conservative Group.

It follows news that the suggested target of 803 new homes a year, as well as the 1,235 homes a year originally proposed by the Council, are too high, following predictions of future population in the Borough by the independent Office of National Statistics.

Councillor Gerry Ellis said: “The new figures on Wirral’s future population blow the threat to our Green Belt out of the water. 

“There is now no need whatsoever to build on it – the additional homes Wirral needs can be built on existing so-called ‘brownfield’ sites.

“Not only will this ensure neglected and run-down parts of the Borough get the investment they need, it also means sites such as Hoylake can be saved.”

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