The Leader of Wirral Tories, Cllr Tom Anderson, has slammed the news that Leverhulme Estates will be submitting yet another planning application for 240 new dwellings on Green Belt land in Greasby. This latest application is in addition to the seven applications already submitted for a total of 788 units, again on Green Belt land, back in June.
In an email sent to Built Environment Communications Group, agents acting on behalf of Leverhulme, Cllr. Anderson called their plans ‘the wanton destruction of acres and acres of Wirral’s precious Green Belt.’ He called their motivation ‘disingenuous’.
Commenting further the Tory Leader said, ‘These proposals are not wanted by local people. Time and again we have said no to new developments on our Green Belt. The Council finally has a draft Local Plan that gives a more than adequate provision for developments on Brownfield land. These applications are unwanted, unnecessary and unwelcomed. I would suggest that Leverhulme think again, withdraw all their applications for building on Wirral’s precious Green Belt and work with the Council, local residents and Green Belt Campaigners to protect Wirral’s Green Belt for generations to come.”