A public consultation is being launched today (16 September) allowing Liverpool residents to comment on the future development of thousands of homes in the city.
Liverpool City Council is seeking feedback on its draft 15-year Local Plan, which outlines priorities including the creation of 29,600 homes by 2033 and protecting public parks from being developed on.
Residents as well as businesses around the city will have until 5pm on 31 October to have their say on the vision, which also focuses on directing new student accommodation development and controlling over concentration of houses in multiple occupation, as well as identifying and protecting land for jobs, retail development and economic growth.
Councillor Malcolm Kennedy, cabinet member for regeneration, says: ‘’Liverpool’s Local Plan is a road map 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.’’
The 300-page plan, which is a national government requirement, will be finalised once the consultation is completed before being independently assessed from next summer.
Other proposals in the document relate to the identification and extension of corridors for walking, cycling and linking wildlife areas, and the creation of new non-motorised routes in a bid to make Liverpool one of the most friendly and healthy cities in Europe,
Subject to any legal challenges, the final Local Plan is expected to be adopted by the local authority in late 2017.
To take part in the consultation visit liverpool.gov.uk/localplanconsultation