I've spent a little time looking more closely at the Sefton MBC core strategy 'Formby workshop findings'.
I'm disturbed to note that the first reported comment/issue on page one is:
Formby Business Park could be expanded to the north and south and have it's appearance improved.
I agree with the last sentiment but in my group we resisted the idea of further encroachment on the land. The prevailing view was that the land could and should be used as allotments or even smallholdings, given the huge demand for local, self or community sourced and grown food. I met Dr Reg Yorke of the Civic Society yesterday, purely by chance, and his group also held the same view. We were all concerned to preserve the 180 degree horizon outlook and prevent the sense of Formby becoming enclosed by developments but nonetheless enhancing the use of the land east of the A565. I intend to follow up this concern and check with other attendees of the meeting to confirm the view expressed above, in my book 2 out of 4 groups means 50% of the residents held the same view.
This is important, we must make our views clear and communicate them to Sefton MBC. These views should be recorded accurately otherwise Formby will be changed by forces beyond our control or influence.
Go to the discussion forum at 'www.formbyfirst.info' (the direct link is here)and join in the debate