Residents and campaigners received a letter (unsigned) today off Sefton Council's Planning Services regarding the ongoing threat to George Drive's lovely woodlands.
Written comments challenging the proposal to destroy this thriving Ainsdale woodland (via unpopular and problematic congestion-creating developments) are being requested.
If you have any objection to our British countryside being destroyed then kindly write in to Sefton Council expressing your concerns.
NB. Sefton give this link yet some people have been unable to access it.
They also give this email address for contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively you can write to them at the following address:
30 Trinity Road,
Bootle, L20 3NJ.
Comments need to be in by 3rd March 2017.
Here are just a few reasons why destructive development of the woodland is not a good idea. Unwelcome development may potentially…
- Destroy valuable wildlife habitat of birds, mammals, amphibians, etc, many of which are legally-protected;
- Destroy native species of mature trees vital to human and wildlife good health;
- Create additional gridlock and congestion;
- Reduce current parking spaces for locals;
- Deprive children of a natural woodland play area that’s been enjoyed by generations;
- Deprive residents of a quality of living standards, enjoyed for decades;
- Bring the Council and OVH's reputation into serious disrepute, regarding blatant lack of concern for fragile biodiversity and residents' needs:
- Disrupt local families via reduction of privacy etc;
- Increase risk of accidents via increased traffic in such a small roadway;
- Devalue current properties to the financial detriment of local homeowners;
- Create additional structural subsidence of existing properties;
- Create drainage problems;
- Create potential pollution issues (i.e.outflows and tipping into local watercourse);
- Increase strain on already overburdened utilities and services;
- Lead to costly potential legal compensation claims against the Council and One Vision Housing (OVH), for various reasons of objection;
These are just a few of the valid reasons already tabled concerning why wrecking the woodlands and congesting an already busy area is a very BAD idea. Sefton Council and OVH disregard them at their own risk!
Above: Ainsdale's working councillors, Haydn Preece and Lynne Thompson.
Our Southport countryside is precious and when it's gone, it's gone forever! People Power can (and does work); all it needs is YOU!
Remember, comments need to be in to the Council by 3rd March 2017. Get writing today!
Pat Regan ©
Please sign the petition to help save the woods.