West Wirral Issues, May 2016

Our monthly news report for West Wirral

Potential Hoylake Golf Resort LocationWe are helping the newly created Hoylake Golf Resort Committee, formed following the open meeting on the 29th March to raise awareness of the impacts of the proposed (for 15+ years) Hoylake Golf Resort. The traffic from the new road into Hoylake and the 100+ new houses will obviously impact the already busy Saughall Massie Road towards Saughall Massie ad the Motorway.

They will be holding an open meeting on Thursday 26th May at the Hoylake Chapel. All welcome, please spread the word.

We understand that the Hoylake Neighbourhood Plan has passed the approval of the Inspector and so there will be a referendum for the people of the Hoylake Neighbourhood Plan Area in the near future.

We remain very concerned that the area taken by the Hoylake Neighbourhood Plan exceeds the reasonable boundary of Hoylake, conveniently fitting in with the proposed Hoylake Golf Resort. We are further concerned that the only proposal for Hoylake in the Hoylake Neighbourhood Plan is the out of town Hoylake Golf Resort. Surely there must be ideas more focussed on regenerating the centre?

We were pleased to read that Cllr Watt (West Kirby and Thurstaston) has publically raised doubts about the Hoylake Golf Resort. A welcome comment, but we wish his Hoylake colleagues would share his views.

We still have the situation of a Council crying “poverty” reducing social services but yet able to fund the continuing Hoylake Golf Resort “scheme”!

We learn that “our” Community Fire Service are still spending our money with their plans to “merge” West Kirby and Upton fire stations into a new station at Saughall Massie, a mile down the road from Upton. This is despite the Council advising them that they need to show far better reasons for building on Green Belt land. As the service seems able to operate from Upton to cover Hoylake and West Kirby, it seems a gross waste of money to spend some £4m on a new station “just down the road”.

The Wirral Society – Annual Report   2015 – 2016

Report ImageI am pleased to present this Report on behalf of your Executive Committee, summarising some the Society’s activities in this, its 88th year.

March 2015 – February 2016

Your Committee has again worked hard on the Society’s behalf over this past year, to comment on or oppose issues that would affect both the Peninsula overall, or specific sites. Continue reading “The Wirral Society – Annual Report   2015 – 2016”

Response To Hoylake Golf Resort September Presentation

Potential Hoylake Golf Resort LocationThe Wirral Society attended the meeting at Melrose Hall 02/09/2015 where local residents has the opportunity to hear the latest state of the Hoylake Golf Resort proposals from Council representatives.

The Wirral Society are glad that Wirral Council has been considering how to develop Hoylake and the surrounding area.

However we are greatly concerned Continue reading “Response To Hoylake Golf Resort September Presentation”

Hoylake Golf Resort ‘Consultation’ Briefings

Hoylake Golf Resort ‘Consultation’ Briefings – UPDATED!

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The rather ambiguous land outline for Hoylake Golf Resort.

We have been informed by David Ball, Head of Regeneration and Planning Regeneration and Environment, Wirral Council, that the council are staging six days of consultation/briefing on the proposed Hoylake Golf Resort. These consultation days are to be held in both Hoylake and West Kirby as follows:

Hoylake

Wednesday 11th November – Friday 13th November 2015 at Melrose Hall, Melrose Avenue between 13:00 – 19:00.

West Kirby

Wednesday 18th November – Friday 20th November 2015 at Westbourne Hall, Westbourne Road between 13:00 – 19:00.

Official publicity about these events will be released shortly and we strongly advise anybody with concerns about the proposed Hoylake Golf Resort who lives in Hoylake or West Kirby to attend.