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Planning Applications in Formby

This is the latest version of the monthly planning applications list for March. [Accessed at 10.30 am 31 March Page 1 only].

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Operation Beachsafe Launches In Formby

Operation Beachsafe - the multi-agency crackdown on anti-social behaviour on the north Sefton coast - is launched.

Operation Beachsafe

The campaign, which is led by Merseyside Police, Merseyside Fire and Rescue, Sefton Council and The National Trust, targets crime, anti-social behaviour, lighting fires, lighting barbecues, underage drinking as well as camping along the beaches.

From: http://www.southportvisiter.co.uk/news/southport-news/operation-beachsafe-launch-formby-8926671

Operation Beachsafe is run by a partnership of local authorities, statutory bodies and local organisations. It aims ensure that the beaches are safe for visitors and residents alike during the busiest periods of the year.

Th official launch of this years operation took place today, Friday 26 March. It was attended by a variety of members of the the partnership.

There are many examples of similar operations elsewhere in Britain and abroad.

 


Planners advise a refusal to stepped footbridge application at Freshfield level crossing

Sefton Planning Committee are recommended to refuse the application for a stepped bridge at Freshfield level crossing

The planning committee members are due to consider the application for a footbridge at the Freshfield level crossing at their meeting on 1 April.

The report on the application sets out it's intentions in the following:

>> This is a full application for the construction of a stepped footbridge at Fisherman's Path level crossing to the north of Freshfield Railway Station <<

>> The main issues to consider include the principle of the development, its visual impact and impact on the Green Belt, effects on highway safety and accessibility issues as well as ecological considerations <<


Footbridge Application at FreshfieldFrom: http://modgov.sefton.gov.uk/moderngov/documents/s59200/DC%202014%2001933%20Fishermans.pdf

The planning officers recommendation is:

Reason for Refusal

This application has been recommended for refusal for the following reason:

1) The proposed development will have a detrimental impact on accessibility as it will preclude use of the walking and cycling network for a significant proportion of users and have a detrimental impact on the links to the Sefton Coastal Path and the National Cycle Network as well as restricting its use for many people with mobility issues including those with pushchairs.

The proposal is therefore contrary to UDP policies CS3, T2 and AD2 and the provisions of the NPPF, in particular paragraph 32.

I have only outlined the recommended decision there's much more detail in the full report and I would commend reading the full report.

It remains to be seen whether this application will be replaced with an alternative 'ramped' bridge which would address the issues highlighted in the report.

 


New Parking Restrictions near Freshfield Primary School

Cllr John Fairclough, Cabinet Member - Transportation - is due to authorise the advertising of Traffic Regulation Orders, previously agreed by relevant Ward Members.

The decision to advertise will be made after 31 March 2015

Freshfield CP ParkingAll three Sefton Councillors for Ravenmeols Ward in Formby have recently agreed with a proposal to introduce parking restrictions in the vicinity of Freshfield Primary school in Formby. The Councillors views were sought and agreed as follows:

  • Cllr Maria Bennett Date: 2 March 2015
  • Cllr Peter Maguire Date: 10 February 2015
  • Cllr Catie Page Date: 19 February 2015

Officers from Traffic Services have carried out parking surveys at this location and noted that parking took place on and around the junction causing visibility problems for vehicles attempting to exit Deansgate Lane.

Although 'there have been no recorded injury accidents in the last 3 year period', Sefton Council is proposing:

To introduce ‘At Any Time’ parking restrictions at the junction of Watchyard Lane/Deansgate Lane/Moss Side, Formby for 15M, as shown in the diagram

 


Sefton's Lost Voices Project Started

A new project is being launched in Sefton aimed at capturing the memories of local residents.

Library2Called 'Sefton’s Lost Voices', Sefton Council's Library Service is running the project to record individual historical recollections of the borough before they are lost forever.

This could be anything from snippets of early school life, work life, holidays or any memories from the war.

Sefton's library service is currently seeking volunteers to record and edit the memories of people before they are lost forever.

The recording will be used by the person and the family as an ‘aide-memoir’ and can also be used as a keepsake for the family.

A second recording will also be kept in Sefton’s library archive which will be available to schools and community groups studying social history. These will provide an invaluable insight into Sefton’s history, from the people who lived through it for future generations.

Cllr Ian Moncur, Cabinet Member Children, Schools, Families and Leisure, said:

Ian Moncur Photo

This is a very exciting project as we aim to record important information about our past.

We are currently looking for volunteers to visit people in their homes or at social events who will sit and chat about the person's life, while recoding the conversation.

We are also looking for volunteers to download and edit the oral histories, once they have been recorded. Training will be given to both sets of volunteers, and handouts will also be provided so please consider this.

Not only will volunteers learn more about their local history, they will also be storing it for future generations to come.

If you are interested in volunteering  for this project, please email library.service@sefton.gov.uk or call 0151 330 5232 for more information.

Once the volunteers are in place, Sefton Council will be looking for people who would like to record their memories as part of the project.

 


Roadworks In and Around Formby

This is the latest list of roadworks due to start in and around Formby this week.

Week starting 16th March 2015

Roadworks

Freshfield Road, Formby, Sefton Council
16 March — 18 March
Delays likely Traffic control (two-way signals)
Works location: In Footway And Carriageway Outside And Opposite 57a
Works description: Install Long Sided Service Connection At Depth Of Under 1.5 Meters By Open Excavation With Permanent Reinstatement
Responsibility for works: United Utilities Water
Current status: Planned work about to start

B5424 Church Road, Formby, Sefton Council
16 March — 18 March
Delays possible Some carriageway incursion
Works location: Police Stn 69 75 77b Grosvenor Developement Opp School Lane 12a
Works description: Footway Patch Rigid
Responsibility for works: Sefton Council
Current status: Planned work about to start

B5424 Church Road, Formby, Sefton Council
16 March — 18 March
Delays possible Some carriageway incursion
Works location: Between No.S 38a & 52
Works description: Erect Poles
Responsibility for works: Sefton Council
Current status: Planned work about to start

Brows Lane, Formby, Sefton Council
16 March — 18 March
Delays possible Some carriageway incursion
Works location: Jcn Elbow Lane Pedal Power The Olde Bookshop Trimmers Hairdressers
Works description: Footway Patch Rigid
Responsibility for works: Sefton Council
Current status: Planned work about to start

Brows Lane, Formby, Sefton Council
16 March — 18 March
Delays possible Some carriageway incursion
Works location: Carla Lane Animals In Need
Works description: Footway Patching
Responsibility for works: Sefton Council
Current status: Planned work about to start

Chapel Lane, Formby, Sefton Council
16 March — 18 March
Delays possible Some carriageway incursion
Works location: 16 Morrisons Local Iceland
Works description: Footway Patch Rigid
Responsibility for works: Sefton Council
Current status: Planned work about to start

Gores Lane, Formby, Sefton Council
16 March — 18 March
Delays possible Some carriageway incursion
Works location: 27-29
Works description: Footway Patching
Responsibility for works: Sefton Council
Current status: Planned work about to start

Lower Alt Road, Hightown, Sefton Council
16 March — 18 March
Delays possible Traffic control (give & take)
Works location: Jcn Alt Rd
Works description: Carriageway Patching
Responsibility for works: Sefton Council
Current status: Planned work about to start

Raven Meols Lane, Formby, Sefton Council
16 March — 18 March
Delays possible Some carriageway incursion
Works location: 5
Works description: Footway Patching
Responsibility for works: Sefton Council
Current status: Planned work about to start

School Lane, Formby, Sefton Council
16 March — 18 March
Delays possible Some carriageway incursion
Works location: Opp17
Works description: Footway Patching
Responsibility for works: Sefton Council
Current status: Planned work about to start

Pinfold Lane, Ainsdale, Sefton Council
16 March — 18 March
Delays unlikely No carriageway incursion
Works location: Footway Side Of 167 Cornwall Way On, Pinfold Lane
Works description: 1 , 3 ,Erect/Renew 1 Pcp Cabinet And Base (600mm X 300mm X 1000mm),Install 2m Of 3 Poly Ducts In Footway
Responsibility for works: BT
Current status: Planned work about to start

Stapleton Road, Formby, Sefton Council
16 March — 18 March
Delays unlikely Some carriageway incursion
Works location: O/S Range High School Entrance
Works description: Erect Poles
Responsibility for works: Sefton Council
Current status: Planned work about to start

Roadworks


BP Oil application for 24 hour trading license includes food and alcohol.

BP Oil have applied for a new 24 hour license for the sale of alcohol and refreshments at the former Texaco Petrol Station on Liverpool Road.

BP OilNotice is hereby given that BP Oil UK Ltd of Formby SF Connect 53-57 Liverpool Road Formby L37 6BT has applied to Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council for a Grant of a Premise Licence.

The terms of which being as follows:

Hours open to public:
Monday - from 00.00 to 24.00
Tuesday - from 00.00 to 24.00
Wednesday - from 00.00 to 24.00
Thursday - from 00.00 to 24.00
Friday - from 00.00 to 24.00
Saturday - from 00.00 to 24.00
Sunday - from 00.00 to 24.00

Licensable activities:

The sale of alcohol by retail

Monday - from 00.00 to 24.00
Tuesday - from 00.00 to 24.00
Wednesday - from 00.00 to 24.00
Thursday - from 00.00 to 24.00
Friday - from 00.00 to 24.00
Saturday - from 00.00 to 24.00
Sunday - from 00.00 to 24.00

The provision of late night refreshment

Monday - from 23.00 to 05.00
Tuesday - from 23.00 to 05.00
Wednesday - from 23.00 to 05.00
Thursday - from 23.00 to 05.00
Friday - from 23.00 to 05.00
Saturday - from 23.00 to 05.00
Sunday - from 23.00 to 05.00

This application can be inspected in person at the below postal address (weekdays 09.00 to 15.00 by appointment).

Any representations to the application shall be in writing and should be lodged with The Licensing Authority Licensing Unit, Sefton MBC, Magdalen House, 30 Trinity Road, Bootle, L20 3NJ, stating the terms of the grounds of the said representation, not later than 18th March 2015.

It is an offence knowingly or recklessly to make a false statement in connection with an application and the maximum fine for which a person is liable on summary conviction for the offence is £5000.

Source: Sefton MBC


Planning Applications: Formby Monthly List

This list was accessed on 10 March and is for the month dated 15 March. (Formby Parish Council area).

The following was taken from the list for the Little Altcar Parish Council area.

Reference DC/2015/00175
Alternative Reference PP-03951484
Application Received Tue 03 Feb 2015
Address 16 Kent Road Formby Liverpool L37 6BQ
Proposal Erection of a two storey extension to the front and first floor extension to the rear of the dwellinghouse
Status Pending Consideration

Planners At Work 2015



Keep Our Street Lights On Please!

Street Lights Switch-Off

FORMBY Parish Council have raised worrying concerns over a proposal that could potentially see up to 18,000 street lights switched off across the borough as part of a money saving scheme. 

As part of the proposals, put forward by Sefton Council, a large proportion of the street lights across Sefton could be switched off from 8pm each evening, in order to make further cost savings. ......

From: Formby Champion Newspaper

What do you think about the proposal to switch off the street lights in Formby to save money?

Sefton Council members are considering this question at the next Council meeting on the 5 March. The meeting is going to consider the budget and set the local Council Tax.

Switching off the street lights is one of the proposals made in order to make cuts as a result of the reduction in central government funds.

Not all the lights are affected road junctions will be exempted, but if agreed much of Sefton will be darker at night for longer.

The Sefton Council agenda for this meeting can be read in full on the website.

You can add your comments below - select the comment link and follow the instructions.

 


Secondary School Places Results Day

Monday 2 March 2015 is national offer day for the allocation of secondary school places.

Sefton Council have announced:

92% of families applying for a Sefton Secondary School have been offered their first choice school.

Letters and emails were sent on national offer day (March 2), informing parents/carers about the offer of a school place for their child for September, 2015.

In total there were 2,882 applications received with 92% receiving their first choice while 98% who applied were given at least one of their three choices.

Here in Formby the two high schools details show:

Formby High School Place Details

Formby HS Admission data

Range High School Place Details

Range HS Secondary admissions data

It's a very different world from the time when my children were in the schooling system.

The introduction of 'Parental Preferences, commonly known as 'Parental Choice' and the social marketisation in school places has changed the educational landscape beyond imagination.

As a grandparent, I'm reminded of the 11+ examination arrangements I had to suffer in 1954. The sense of deva ju is overwhelming. Am I alone in this sense of dread?

The comments link below is open if you want to add your views.

Notes on criterion:

1) A ‘looked after child’ or a child who was previously looked after *. (*See glossary for full definition).
2) Children who have a brother or sister* living in the same house who already attend the school, as long as they will still be at the school in September 2015(¹). (*See glossary for full definition).
3) Children who, at the start of the Spring Term 2015 are on the rolls of Forefield Junior School, Rimrose Hope CE Primary School and children on the roll of Waterloo Primary School who live in the part of Crosby and Waterloo to the east of a line running down the middle of Liverpool Road and Crosby Road North to its junction with Greenbank and Brooklands Avenue to its junction with Brookvale.
4) Children who live in Crosby, Waterloo, Seaforth and Thornton who at the start of the Spring Term 2015 are on the roll of other Primary Schools and name the school as a preference(¹).
5) Other requests that name the school as a preference(1).