This article is the subject of a book to be produced by Bill McGarry who has had direct involvement with community groups as a planner for many years and is able to offer a balanced evaluation of the planning and has experience in this stimulating and interesting planning and regeneration story.
Last Friday Liverpool cyclists enjoyed a Bike Ride Against Ecocide as part of the Earth First! Summer Dispersal, in lieu of the Earth First! Summer Gathering which usually takes place at this time of year.
Frank Kennedy of Friends of the Earth responds to the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority’s stance on the Climate Emergency with FoE’s own Climate Action Plan for Metro Mayors.
Joe Coventry reports in depth on the relentless impact air and noise pollution from the port has on those living nearby.
Katy Brown reports on August’s day of action to ‘Axe Drax’ as campaigners in Liverpool and across the North make the reasonable demand that trees be left in the ground.
Ritchie Hunter looks at the issue of private land ownership after the Duke of Buccleuch, the second largest private landowner in Britain, stymied the plans of a group of Scottish villagers to rewild nearby moors.
Ritchie Hunter looks at the plan agreed by Liverpool City Council’s ‘virtual’ planning committee to have a 450 foot zip wire stretching from St John’s Beacon to the roof of Central Library.
Jane Hammett puts the threatened future of Oglet Shore in context, written in light of the current pandemic and its likely impact on the aviation industry.
Ritchie Hunter examines Operation Greyhound, the plan to “steer the city through the coronavirus crisis and prepare for a post-Brexit world”.
Jane Hammett appeals for the protection of rural gem Oglet Shore and surrounding Greenbelt land from rapacious development.
Stuart Bennett explains why Rimrose Valley Country Park, the biggest park in the city region, is under threat from the proposed link between the Port of Liverpool and the nearby motorway network.