David wilson homes withdraw application!


Application to build 274 homes on Liverpool Rd Withdrawn.

FRAGOFF Welcomes David Wilson’s Homes decision to withdraw the application to build on the Liverpool Rd Site.

As we understand it David Wilson Homes were always going to fight a refusal solely based on the Green Belt restrictions, so we see the withdrawal of their application as a tacit acknowledgement of how strong the argument about flooding and drainage was in this location. We understand that the application has been withdrawn unreservedly, a term we take to mean that they think their scheme simply could not be adapted to cope with the ground conditions and drainage complications and see it as further admission of the unsuitability of this land for housing.

Due to this we are calling upon the Council to reconsider the inclusion of this site within the Local Plan and fully re-examine the Green Belt study that deemed the Liverpool Rd Site appropriate for development.

We would like to thank the people of Formby for supporting us in this campaign; they have been a true example of what the community can achieve when they all pull together. Although clichéd it is no less true to say the FRAGOFF couldn’t have achieved this without them. We also fully acknowledge the help and support of residents from all over the borough but particularly from Maghull and Lydiate set to suffer most from the Local Plan, they have stood by us from the very beginning and we would assure them and others that we will be standing shoulder to shoulder with them when the Developers come knocking on their doors.

Finally we would also like to remember at this time Ted Swift who fought tirelessly against this application but sadly died earlier this year and is not here to share this day with us. We will be keeping him in our thoughts today.

FRAGOFF aren’t going away, this is the time we have to be most vigilant.

Click here to view the Withdrawal Statment.



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