Posted by: westlancashirerecord | February 2, 2017

Landscaping Vandalism At Beacon Park Golf Course

West Lancashire Borough Council wrote to the Agent of Beacon Park Golf And Country Club, Matthews And Goodman of Nations House, Edmund Street, Liverpool L3 9NY that;

In respect of application number 2011/0787/FUL received on 13 July 2011 and in pursuance of its powers under the above-mentioned Act and Order, West Lancashire Borough Council as Local Planning Authority, having considered your application, hereby grants permission for: Partial remodelling of existing golf course and driving range and creation of new nine hole short course at: Beacon Park Golf And Country Club, subject to the Conditions (and Reasons for those Conditions) listed on the attached sheet.

One of which is that “Within 9 months from the date when any part of the development hereby approved is first brought into use the approved landscaping scheme shall be carried out. All trees and shrubs planted shall comply with BS. 3936 (Specification of Nursery Stock) and shall be planted in accordance with BS. 4428 (General Landscape Operations). All planting shall be maintained and dead or dying material beacon0202-003 shall be replaced for a period of seven years from the agreed date of planting. EN9 – Protection of Trees and Woodlands.

Having visited the golf course again today and noticing there was a meeting taking place that seemed to consist of WLBC officers, Serco staff, and Leisure Trust members, not to mention a fine buffet lunch awaiting them too, a noticeable feature is the utter devastation of trees and shrubs. It doesn’t take long to see how little attention has been paid to preservation of the landscape. What IS going to be of interest in due course is just who will pay the bill for the lawful requirement to comply with the condition mentioned above. beacon0202-008 these pictures indicate  beacon0202-009 the devastation beacon0202-018 wreaked on the beacon0202-017 entire woodlands on and around the course beacon0202-025. These developers will bear a heavy burden of restoration in due course.

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