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To: Halton Borough Council

No Housing Development of Widnes Golf Club

To stop the building of any housing development on the designated Green Space land known as Widnes Golf Club.

Why is this important?

We believe that the Green Space of Widnes Golf Club is extremely important in terms of making up part of the 'green lung' of Widnes. It has for many decades been a central green space in the heart of Widnes and we believe that it must remain as green space.

This land is designated as Green Space in Halton Borough Council's Unitary Development Plan and in its Local Plan, as such permission should be refused.

We have lost many of our green areas to housing development due to government planning laws. Housing development of this nature spot would have a hugely detrimental impact on the people of Kingsway & Broadheath Ward living nearby and also on people living across the whole of Widnes.

The loss of trees, hedgerow and wildlife habitat is unacceptable.

The traffic on Leigh Avenue, Liverpool Road, Lower House Lane and Highfield Road is we feel already at capacity, to add more houses with the numbers of cars and journeys that come with those houses would increase people's travelling times, increase pollution and hugely increase the number of vehicles travelling near our local schools.

We are deeply concerned that building houses on this important designated Green Space would heavily impact on the pupil places available at our local schools, many of which in the nearby vicinity are already hugely over subscribed. This would then have a wider impact on families living across Widnes when seeking school places. The proposed development would also impact on other services such as GPs.

We urge Halton Borough Council to do everything in their power to stop any part of this designated Green Space land being turned into a housing development.

How it will be delivered

In person

Widnes, UK

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2020-04-20 12:53:15 +0100

The application to build on this Green Space has been submitted. You need to formally object to the planning application, the email address to send objections to is [email protected], the application number is 2000153FUL

2019-04-06 21:11:25 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2019-03-10 15:23:17 +0000

I am hearing that Widnes Golf Club are coming close to putting in a planning application to build houses on the designated Green Space.

If/when the application goes in, as well as this petition, I will also be going door to door to get as many formal objections as possible submitted to any application to build houses on this land. If you can help with this please let me know

2018-08-30 21:29:22 +0100

Anwyl Construction/ Anwyl Homes have been announced as the company that will attempt to get planning permission to build a housing development on this vitally important Green Lung of Widnes. We urge them to look at the strong local opposition to any building on this designated Green Space and the long history of fierce local opposition when this has been attempted before.

2018-02-03 20:03:25 +0000

Widnes Golf Club members have voted by a majority to try to obtain planning permission to put a housing development on this Green Space. We urge them to think again and take into account the detrimental impact their decision could have on fellow Widnesians

2018-02-03 16:28:31 +0000

500 signatures reached

2017-09-19 17:11:12 +0100

100 signatures reached

2017-09-19 09:57:58 +0100

50 signatures reached

2017-09-19 08:40:41 +0100

25 signatures reached

2017-09-18 22:54:56 +0100

10 signatures reached