Boost for housing plans on site of Thingwall Hall
Oct 17 2007 by Larry Neild, Liverpool Daily Post
A MAJOR £60m housing scheme in the grounds of Knowsley’s historic Thingwall Hall received an important boost last night when planning officers in Liverpool dropped their opposition.
The city council was expected to be one of the main objectors at a public inquiry in January to decide whether the 528-house estate by builders Redrow should go ahead. But senior planning officers in Liverpool will be calling on the council’s planning committee on Tuesday to withdraw its opposition.
Last night, Knowsley Council said the hearing would still go ahead as planned, when a government appointed inspector will examine the scheme. more