Posted by: westlancashirerecord | May 14, 2019

Protected Greenbelt Faces Development By Network Rail

The proposed installation of a substation

for Network Rail on green belt land in Aughton is recommended for approval by WLBC.

The application was to be determined under delegated powers, however, Aughton Cllrs O’Toole and Westley have requested it be considered at Planning Committee to assess the impact of the proposed development on neighbouring amenity – including noise and electromagnetic impacts, the proposed siting of development and the impact on Green Belt.

RECOMMENDATION

That the decision to GRANT planning permission subject to conditions be delegated to the Director of Development and Regeneration on agreement of reasonable avoidance measures with respect to amphibians.

97 letters, two signed petitions of 84+51 objectors, No “Great Crested Newts” are affected,

The planning committee should throw this application out and tell Network Rail to site it on Sefton green belt land instead!


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