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"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:
www.gofundme.com/save-harthill-and-calderstones-park

The best method to make a donation is by direct bank transfer to:

LOGS CIC
(Santander)
Sort Code: 09 01 29
Account Number 12693124
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For international payments:
BIC ABBYGB2LXXX
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 cause.

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 park.


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.

 

More details about these development plans for application no.16F/2049 can be found in 'Related Documents' from LCC's Planning Explorer here.

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.

Save Harthill and Calderstones Park Facebook page

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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