ePetition details

Sefton Council say no to Forth Homes and Castle Green plans for up to 206 dwellings on Land off Holgate Thornton

We the undersigned petition the council to Forth Homes and Castle Green have proposed development of 206 dwellings, including access from Park View, car parking, landscaping and public open space, following the demolition of Orchard Farm and outbuildings at Land Off Holgate Thornton (Planning Application DC/2021/00417). We, the undersigned object in the strongest possible terms to Forth Homes and Castle Green’s plans to build 206 houses on this site and ask Sefton Council to say no to this planning application for the following reasons:

We object to the building of 206 new dwellings at the Holgate site because the access road to the estate will lead on to Park View, an already heavily-congested road and the introduction of even more vehicles will cause even more traffic problems and will have a negative impact on the safety of road users and pedestrians in the local area.
We object to the building of 206 new dwellings at the Holgate site because the proposals include new traffic lights to cater for this new junction which will further exacerbate the flow of traffic on this already extremely busy road.
We object to the building of 206 new dwellings at the Holgate site because of the impact it will have on air quality: the added motorised vehicles on the roads brought about by 206 new dwellings in this area will have a negative effect on air quality with more air pollution from vehicle exhaust fumes. Poorer air quality is detrimental to people's health and can lead to serious health issues.
We object to the building of 206 new dwellings at the Holgate site because the new development will be out of keeping with the existing street scene and will damage the setting of Homer Green, Lunt and Ince Blundell Hall Conservation Area and ruin the historic landscape of Thornton which incorporates the Grade II-listed structure of the Broom's Cross which has stood in its position since the fourteenth century.
The introduction of new housing at Holgate would significantly change the historic vista forever.
We object to the building of 206 new dwellings at the Holgate site because it will mean the loss of much-needed and well-used green space. Green space is extremely beneficial to people's health and wellbeing and this area is used by many residents and visitors to the area alike for recreation and leisure purposes including walking, exercising, bike riding and horse riding. The building of 206 dwellings will destroy this space forever.
We object to the building of 206 new dwellings at the Holgate site because the proposals include the removal of some trees and hedges which will have a negative impact on Thornton's local ecosystem as trees and hedges provide food, sustenance and homes for a wide variety of wildlife. If they are removed Thornton will see a loss of wildlife. Trees and hedgerows also help to tackle carbon emissions and are important in tackling the climate emergency. Losing these natural structures will mean more damage to the climate. Trees also help to improve soil health and act as a natural barrier to flooding. In Thornton flooding has become an increasingly important issue. The loss of trees could mean more flooding.
We object to the building of 206 new dwellings at the Holgate site because it will mean the permanent loss of an important feeding ground for pink footed geese, a protected species, as they, along with a number of other bird species, currently use this land in their thousands on an annual basis during their migratory cycles. If these houses are built this feeding ground will be lost.

This ePetition ran from 16/12/2020 to 29/03/2021 and has now finished.

245 people signed this ePetition.