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
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
Images of some of the trees to be removed or damaged can be found
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
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 13 November 2018