Pensby Councillor calls for new Green Belt housing plan to be thrown out

A plan to build 10 houses on land in Thingwall has led to a furious backlash from residents and Green Belt campaigners, just weeks before the next stage of the Council’s draft Local Plan goes out to consultation.

The application would see land at historic Top House Farm on Thingwall Road East developed and, so far, almost 100 residents have submitted their formal objection to it.

Local Councillor Mike Collins (Conservative, Pensby & Thingwall Ward) said: “Top House Farm is a very special part of the Wirral’s Green Belt and it’s exactly the kind of amenity that we are fighting to save from destruction.  There are plenty of brownfield sites elsewhere in the Borough that need redeveloping.  We need to send a clear message to developers to look elsewhere.

“It’s no coincidence that we are seeing more applications come in before the long-overdue Local Plan is in place. Had the council not dithered and delayed for the last 15 years, Top House Farm would not now be under threat. 

“I would urge anyone who wants to save our precious Green Belt to register their comments – either contacting me or via the Council’s planning pages.”

Application App/20/00414 here: https://planning.wirral.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=documents&keyVal=_WIRRA_DCAPR_108335

For further details contact Cllr. Mike Collins on 075651 35538

Petition regarding APP/20/00414

I am fully committed to ensure that our Green Belt stays Green. I therefore oppose the proposal in APP /20/00414 to build 10 dwellings in Thingwall Road East and call on Wirral Council to reject the application.