Plans submitted for major care village, Maghull Labour councillo

Patrick McKinley

A Labour councillor has revealed that a property development company is submitting plans to build a major new care village in the heart of Maghull.

Cllr Patrick McKinley has been contacted by the company to discuss their plans to build the 'village' on the open greenspace on Damfield Lane.

The Sudell Ward Labour Councillor and Deputy Leader of  Maghull Town Council said he wanted to ensure that all residents had the chance to view the plans and express their views on the proposals before the development goes before Sefton planning department.

Cllr McKinley said: "Having heard about the sheer scale of these plans I do have some reservations.

"I am concerned about the loss of an area of natural interest, about the need for the infrastructure for hundreds of new residents in Maghull and about the impact on the local community.

"But I do want to fully study the plans before assessing the potential impact on the local community.

"And I have some questions for them too. Including: How much of the land will be taken up by the development? How many residents will there be? How many resident staff will there be? How many jobs will be created for the people of Maghull? What provision for parking has been allocated? What infrastructural improvements have been built in to the plans to cater for the increased population?

"These are questions I want answering by the developer and which I know residents will want to hear."

Cllr McKinley is encouraging all people in the community to attend the consultation events on Wednesday, August 3, 3-7pm at St Andrew's Parish Hall on Damfield Lane and Thursday, August 4, 3-8pm at Maghull Town Hall.

The Sudell Labour Councillor and Maghull Labour Action Team are also planning to hold a public meeting for residents to discuss their concerns with councillors.

Lynn Gatherer, Patrick McKinley and Steve KermodeCllr McKinley said: "These are big plans for our community here in Maghull. This will be a large scale development.

"People need to have their say when a scheme of this scale is proposed for their community. And that is exactly what I am here to ensure happens.

"The Maghull Labour Action Team and I will be contacting nearby residents and canvassing their views and also organising a public meeting for residents to have their say.

"I'd encourage anyone with an opinion to come along to the meeting and have their say. or people can write to me with their views."

Have your say by writing to Cllr Patrick McKinley and the Labour Action Team at 29 Liverpool Road North, Maghull, L31 2HB or email seftoncentrallabour@gmail.com