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To: Liverpool and Halton Councils

Save Oglet Shore

Save Oglet Shore

Liverpool John Lennon Airport have published their Masterplan for the greenbelt land around their site. Only 7500 people were invited to the consultations last year.

Our petition is asking both local councils to:

* Stop the closure of Dungeon Lane and Ashton's Lane

* Retain the shore as a recreational resource

* Protect, preserve and retain access to historic elements ie Yew Tree Farm, Oglet Farm and the Dungeon Salt Works and Quay

* Retain existing greenbelt land under both councils

* Preserve the existing wildlife habitats

Please join our Facebook page Save Oglet Shore for more information.

Why is this important?

The Oglet Shore, (Anglo Saxon, "oak by the water") runs North West from Dungeon Lane, up to the Airport light gantry and almost to the bund or earth mound that separates Speke Hall from the runway.

It is an SSSI, SPA and Ramsar site of international importance for the wetland birds that live there. The fields that lie between the airport runway and the shore are designated Greenbelt and grade one agricultural land and maybe the last truly rural area in Liverpool.

Yet this beautiful area, with its woods, ponds and streams, home to bats, owls and many Red list, endangered farmland birds, and a vital habitat in an increasingly built up area, is due to disappear under concrete if the loss making Liverpool airport development goes ahead. Many historic buildings have already been demolished and more are planned.

In an area where open land is being rapidly being sold for housing, there are decreasing numbers of places for the community to relax and enjoy the environment.

Peel Holdings who own the land, have proposed relocating habitats, but with the planned construction of 10,700 new houses between Halebank and Speke, it is difficult to see where this would be.

Liverpool Council have pledged to protect our parks and green spaces and also have duty to protect and preserve this important coastal habitat, so why threaten it in the vain hope the airport will become profitable?

Oglet, Speke, Liverpool

Maps © Stamen; Data © OSM and contributors, ODbL


Reasons for signing

  • Lets save this fantastic area, for the natural diversity and so that future generations can enjoy.
  • I fought hard years ago to stop the expansion of Liverpool Airport because of the damage it can do to Speke Hall. Don’t let it be lost forever x
  • Just at the time when we should be thinking and planning for less flying, not more - to give the planet a chance to survive - Liverpool Council and Peel Holdings are planning to expand the airport with a huge amount of destruction of natural habitat. This is the wrong project at the wrong time.

Updates

2019-04-27 07:03:11 +0100

5,000 signatures reached

2018-12-22 14:52:05 +0000

Save Oglet Shore & Greenbelt would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Thank you for your continued support. We are working very hard to build our case against the airport's current planning application to Halton Borough Council and also for the next stage of the Liverpool Local Plan which will both be reviewed in the new year. Please continue to share our petition with your family and friends, our Facebook group Save Oglet Shore and our Instagram page #saveogletshore. Have a wonderful Christmas!

2018-08-13 16:19:27 +0100

Thank you all for your continued support for our lovely piece of greenbelt! We are still working to save this place and our access to the shore. How many of you are on Twitter? I want to organise a Mass Tweet for this Wednesday to the three people who could really give our campaign a huge boost! If we all do it on the same day, we might just catch their eye! I'm sure you know who they are but the addresses are @_MikeMcCartney_ @yokoono @PaulMcCartney You could add these photos too. The message is - Please support #SaveOgletShore We are desperately trying to save our lovely greenbelt land at risk from Liverpool John Lennon Airport and the Liverpool Local Plan. Our greenbelt and green spaces are disappearing rapidly in Speke and across Liverpool. We need your support!

2018-07-06 13:32:27 +0100

Thank you everyone for signing and supporting this campaign to save our greenbelt! Hale Parish Council are holding an emergency meeting tonight, Friday 6th July in the new Village Hall at 7 pm to discuss the new fence that's been approved by Halton Borough Council, and what to do next in their campaign. We are joining forces with them so please go along to the meeting if you can. We are also getting together at the top of Dungeon Lane on Saturday 14th July at 12 noon to protest against it's closure so please spread the word and come along to that. Afterwards, those who want to will be taking picnics down to the shoreline for a Protest Picnic! Thank you again for all your messages of support.

2018-07-02 15:52:14 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2018-07-01 15:44:15 +0100

Wow! Over 900 signatures supporting the cause is brilliant! We have discovered the airport has to move the boundary fence due to Civil Aviation Authority laws, thereby closing Dungeon Lane, but we are asking the airport not to close it, but to move it to the new boundary so cars can still access Oglet shore and the surrounding land. The campaign to save the rural land and buildings of Oglet still continues. Thank you for your amazing support! SOS.

2018-06-29 10:09:07 +0100

500 signatures reached

2018-06-28 16:13:11 +0100

100 signatures reached

2018-06-28 13:48:33 +0100

50 signatures reached

2018-06-28 12:56:24 +0100

25 signatures reached

2018-06-28 12:33:04 +0100

10 signatures reached