LOGS has been granted two Judicial Reviews to challenge
the building plans on Harthill and Calderstones Park - in Manchester's
High Court on the 5th & 6th November 2018. We are fund raising
to cover court costs and legal fees.
This challenge includes 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 fund the challenge:
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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.
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.
All map illustrations based on © Crown Copyright Ordnance Survey.
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.
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.
More details here:Judicial Review
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
Images of some of the trees to be removed or damaged can be found
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.
"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).
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 site was last updated on 30th August 2018