City asks for your views on plans for 29,000 new homes and protecting our parks

Liverpool Council launches six-week consultation exercise on Liverpool’s draft Local Plan which includes priorities to grow the city’s economy up to 2033

Liverpool City Council has put forward a 15-year plan for the city
Liverpool City Council has put forward a 15-year plan for the city

People and businesses are being asked for their views on Liverpool’s new 15-year development plan – which aims to make the city one the most environmentally friendly and healthy places in Europe.

It also includes proposals to build 29,000 new homes and protect public parks from development.

The six-week consultation exercise on Liverpool’s draft Local Plan will seek feedback on a series of priorities to grow the city’s economy up to 2033, such as identifying and protecting land for jobs, retail development and housing.

This plan, which is 300 pages long in content, will replace the existing Unitary Development Plan 2002 and is a national Government requirement.

Residents and businesses are invited to submit comments from today (Friday, 16 September).

A copy of the draft plan and all associated response forms will be available via: http://liverpool.gov.uk/local-plan-consultation/

Copies and forms are also available, during normal opening hours, at Municipal Buildings One Stop Shop, Dale Street; Liverpool Central Library in William Brown Street; and at all community libraries across the city

All representations must be returned to the city council by 5pm on Monday, October 31, by one of the following methods:

For additional queries, the public can also call the development plans team on 0151 233 3021.

Cllr Malcolm Kennedy, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, said: ‘’Liverpool’s Local Plan is a roadmap for the city’s growth.

“It demonstrates our commitment to building new homes, attracting new jobs and critically, protecting our parks and opening up new ways for future generations to enjoy them.

“Everyone living and working in Liverpool will be affected by this plan and what it sets out to achieve – which is a healthier and more prosperous city – and we want to hear from as many people as possible in this consultation to help us fine tune those aims.’’

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