GATEACRE COMP SITE, LIVERPOOL
Planning Application 15F/0516 (continued)

These web pages have been created by the Gateacre Society for the benefit of local residents, using material extracted from the Planning Application documents which became available in March 2015.
If you wish to comment on the proposals, please refer to our guidance notes
.

You can view the Gateacre Society's Comments on the original (November 2014) proposals here
, and our comments on the planning application (April 2015) here. On 3rd April 2015 we produced a leaflet summarising the views of our Committee on the current planning application. This leaflet can be downloaded from here, and its contents are summarised below.

200 HOUSES PROPOSED FOR THE GATEACRE COMP SITE

The map on the right shows the proposed layout of the Countryside Properties (UK) Ltd development on the former site of Gateacre Comprehensive School.

The public consultation last November indicated 202 houses. The company say that the suggestions made by local people have been "accommodated in the revised layout where possible". However, we cannot detect ANY significant changes!

We suggest the following:

FEWER HOUSES

  • No more than 150 should be built. If the site were to be developed at the same density as the area to the west, then there would only be 100.

  • Grange Lane is too narrow for the number of houses proposed there.

  • Local schools and GP practices will be over-strained.


MORE GREEN SPACES
  • A 1 hectare open space should be provided, halfway along the eastern (Grange Lane) boundary - space for children to play and older residents to socialise.

  • This open space would be in accordance with longstanding Liverpool City Council planning policy, the site being in a Park Deficiency Area.

  • Green spaces should be left opposite the two Listed Buildings on Grange Lane.


EASIER WALKING ROUTES
  • Additional pedestrian access points should be provided on Grange Lane, to encourage residents of the new houses to walk rather than drive to the shops and local amenities.

  • We are constantly being told that regular exercise is the best way to stay healthy!


SAFER TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS
  • Mini-roundabouts should be installed on Gateacre Park Drive, to slow traffic down and make turning easier

  • The Grange Lane access point should be 'pedestrians and cyclists only' to eliminate rat-running through the new estate.


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