LOGS is a not-for-profit company run
by dedicated volunteers. Our aim is to pursue activities which benefit
the community and in particular to preserve, enhance and support
green and open spaces for the public benefit. In furtherance LOGS
has and will bring legal challenges. The
objects of LOGS are detailed here.
Save Calderstones Park from the builders
Help stop building developments on our park and consider making
a generous donation to the Save Harthill and Calderstones action
Donations can also be made by direct bank transfer to:
Liverpool Open and Green Spaces Community Interest Company
Sort Code: 09 01 29
Account Number 12693124
100% of donations will go to help cover legal costs and
Public Meeting 29th January 2018 at 7pm
Please attend the Public Meeting in All Hallows Church Hall,
L18 6JJ (at the cross-roads of Allerton Road and Harthill Road)
Monday 29th January. Come, contribute and hear what can be done
to stop the housing estate on our park.
Actions & Judicial Review
The High Court has granted LOGS permission to challenge the decision
regarding the miniature railway relocation on Calderstones Park
- specifically it's impact on the openness of the Calderstones &
Woolton Green Wedge. Details of this Judicial
Review application can be found here. A Court hearing
is likely to be fixed soon.
Planning permission for the housing estate was given on 9th January
2018 and so the legal challenge to it needs to be lodged within
6 weeks of that decision. Urgent action is now required.
The Save Harthill and Calderstones Park Campaign have joined forces
with LOGS and together we intend to stop these building plans on
our parkland. Court challenges cost money and LOGS has a team of
specialist planning and chancery barristers and solicitors retained.
We have already prepared a great deal of legal work but we urgently
need to raise substantial funds to cover new court costs. Together
with your help and with generous individual donations we believe
we can save Harthill and Calderstones Park.
Harthill and Calderstones Park Facebook page.
Friends of LOGS
Please support Liverpool Open and Green Spaces CIC by becoming
a Friend of LOGS. Receive news updates and become more involved
with LOGS activities - please download the Friends of LOGS application
form here: Friends of LOGS application
LOGS have also been active in the preparation of the Village
Green Application for the green space at the Beechley Estate. To
date this application is unresolved.
Judicial Review case CO/4301/2017
An application for judicial review has been issued in the High
Court to challenge Liverpool City Council (‘the Council’)
the granting of planning permission [application 17F/0044]:
“To layout miniature railway comprising railway tracks, train
station, 2no containers and erect a clubhouse with associated parking,
hardstanding, fencing and landscaping” (‘the Development’).
The location is to be in Calderstones Park (‘the Park’)
near the tennis courts. It will therefore reduce the extent of the
LOGS contend that the Council’s planning policy (OE3 of the
Liverpool Unitary Development Plan) has been misinterpreted and/or
misapplied. This development would be inappropriate and would harm
the openness of the Calderstones/Woolton Green Wedge.
Contrary to the Council’s explicit statement in the officer’s
report to committee, LOGS contend that the Council relied upon the
need to relocate the miniature railway to facilitate Redrow’s
Housing Application as a reason to grant the Planning Permission.
It is understood that the first phase of the Redrow Homes scheme
at Harthill is dependent on the successful relocation of the miniature
railway from Harthill to a larger area on the Park next to the old
tennis courts. This location will then create a new private brownfield
site larger than a football pitch on the parkland.
As soon as the miniature railway is relocated then phase one of
Redrow's development can start moving in bulldozers to permanently
destroy the character of the green space on Harthill & Calderstones
parkland. Further phases of the development are planned to follow
- on the land currently occupied by Beechley Riding Stables and
the horse paddocks.
Good News for Sefton Park Meadows
'Sefton Park Meadows is SAVED - Mayor Joe says no houses to
be built' is the headline in the Liverpool Echo on the 19th
January 2018. Read this feature from the
Echo's web site. Also reported on the BBC
News web site.
Sefton Park Meadows Facebook page
Allerton Priory - Public Inquiry
Redrow development plans for the green space land at Allerton Priory
was considered at a Public Inquiry which ended on the 24th November
2017. The inquiry Inspector is expected to come to a decision at
the beginning of February 2018. A report reviewing the inquiry proceedings
can be found on the Merseyside
Civic Society web site.
The Objects of LOGS
The objects of the Liverpool Open and Green Spaces Community Interest
Company are to carry on activities which benefit the community and
in particular (without limitation) to preserve; enhance and support
the green and/or open spaces and/or public buildings and facilities
of South Liverpool for all citizens to include taking such steps
as may be deemed appropriate to prevent the loss of any such land
and to support projects aimed at conserving and improving facilities
in such green and/or open and/or public buildings and facilities
to include the provision and or repair of items and education and
information to citizens and such further and other purposes for
the public benefit.
This web page was last updated on the 20th