Maghull Labour Action Team hear residents' concerns over 'care v

Sudell Ward Labour Councillor Patrick McKinley with Deputy Mayor of Maghull Labour's Cllr Steve Kermode and some of the residents who attended the meeting.


Maghull residents had the chance to air their views about plans to build a 'care village' in the town at a Maghull Labour Action Team organised public meeting last week.

Locals attended the meeting at the town hall, which had been organised by Sudell Labour Councillor and Deputy Leader of Maghull Town Council Patrick McKinley, to discuss the plans for Damfield Lane.

Deputy Mayor of Maghull Labour's Cllr Steve Kermode also attended.

Developers want to build the 'village' on greenspace on Damfield Lane.

Cllr McKinley said it was a very valuable meeting in which all who attended gave their thoughts on the development.

Cllr McKinley said: "We had a good turn out of residents to the meeting in which everyone had the chance to tell us directly what they thought of the plans for the care village.

"There are obviously a number of concerns about the proposed scheme which I am putting to the planning department on the residents' behalf.

"Main issues of concern were sewage and drainage issues, the proposed foot and cycle path leading to and from Chilton Court, the increase in traffic on already congested roads, the loss of an area of natural beauty, the danger of increased flooding and the usual demands on infrastructure, such as GPs, etc.

"These are concerns which the residents want addressing as a matter of urgency by the council before the plans are submitted."

Cllr McKinley has arranged another meeting for Thursday, August 25 at 7pm at Maghull Town Hall.

Cllr McKinley said: "The residents made some very valid points and I urge others to come along and have their say.

"The residents in this community are working together now to ensure they get the best for their community.

"I will make sure that their views are heard within the council and we all do all that we can to create the kind of community that we want."