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On the 5th & 6th November 2018 LOGS took Liverpool City Council to the High Court in Manchester to challenge the Council’s approved plans to build a housing estate on Calderstones Park.

The High Court Judge Mr Justice Kerr, to date, has not made a decision.

This challenge includes plans, approved by the Council, to build a luxury housing estate on 13 acres of protected green wedge - including Calderstones Park and Beechley.

LOGS will make an official statement in due course.

From the 'Mail on Sunday' newspaper 11 November 2018.

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Court costs and legal fees are expensive and we are continuing to fund raise to help cover costs to save our open and green green spaces.

Alternatively, invest in the future and purchase a museum quality art picture at a discount price until 30th November 2018. These are 'portraits' of trees planned for removal at Calderstones - click here to see pictures and details.

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 Calderstones Park and along with the Beechley horse paddocks these represent an important part of our undeveloped Green Wedge.

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.

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, many mature trees will be removed or harmed in the building process.

Images of some of the trees to be removed or damaged can be found here.


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

Photographs of the application site

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.

"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).

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


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 13 November 2018