"They’re trying to build a housing estate
on one side of Calderstones Park and a railway on the other. Let’s
STOP them! Support LOGS challenge to save our park."
Jimmy McGovern (Award winning author who previously helped to preserve
part of Calderstones Park).
LOGS has been granted two Judicial Reviews to challenge the building
plans on Calderstones Park - in Manchester's High Court on the 5th
& 6th November 2018.
This challenge includes the plans, approved by Liverpool City Council,
to build a housing estate on 13 acres of protected green wedge -
including Calderstones Park.
Please give a generous donation to help the challenge:
If you have problems with PayPal please
use 'Go Fund Me' for donations:
The best method to make a donation is by direct bank transfer to:
Sort Code: 09 01 29
Account Number 12693124
For international payments:
IBAN GB69 ABBY 0901 2912 6931 24
This is the LAST CHANCE we will have to SAVE our park
from having a housing estate built on it. To ensure that this part
of our park is not lost forever we need generous donations to the
Court costs and legal fees are expensive and we are continuing to
fund raise to help cover these costs to save our parkland and protecting
our green wedge. Your help with raising funds and raising awareness
would be much appreciated.
Photographs of the application site
The openness of our green space and the integrity of Calderstones
Park will be damaged irrevocably if building plans proceed. The
'orchard' paddocks and Council Depot at Harthill are part of the
park and along with the Beechley horse paddocks these represent
an important part of our undeveloped Green Wedge.
Previous Legal Actions
During 2017 the directors of LOGS kick-started the challenge by
funding the expenses of LOGS and we are delighted that the High
Court has granted us a Judicial Review to challenge the decision
to site a miniature railway, the size of a football pitch, on Calderstones
Park. Moving the miniature railway from it's existing site is required
to allow the first phase of the building development.
Loss of Open Green Space and Mature Trees
Calderstones Park is arguably the best public garden in England.
It is known for it’s collections of scarce trees and shrubs. If
building plans go ahead many tree species will be lost. 105 trees
will be felled, including 68 mature trees and many more mature
trees will be harmed in the building process. A selection of tree
photographs can be found here.
All the land outlined in the colour red contains
the application site planned for development. These building plans
will harm the openness of the Calderstones/Woolton Green Wedge and
will have a high impact on the character of Calderstones Park. This
housing will be very visible from the park.
All map illustrations based on © Crown Copyright Ordnance Survey.
Thank you for your support
Liverpool Open and Green Spaces would like to thank everyone who
has already donated to the fighting fund and for those who applied
to become a Friend of LOGS. We welcome volunteers who can spare
time to help give leaflets to the many people who visit the park
who are unaware of the plans to build a housing estate on our popular
Capacity turn-out for the Public Meeting on 29th January
2018. Thank you everyone who filled All Hallows Church
Hall to hear what can be done to stop the housing estate on Calderstones
Park - we received a very positive response. There is no doubt that
Calderstones Parkland, green space and the Calderstones/Woolton
Green Wedge will be damaged irrevocably if these development plans
are allowed to proceed.
The Save Harthill and Calderstones Park Campaign
have joined forces with LOGS and together with your help we intend
to stop building plans on our parkland.
Harthill and Calderstones Park Facebook page
LOGS is a community interest company run by dedicated volunteers.
It does not operate for profit but for the benefit of the community.
This web page was last updated on 24th June 2018