Apologies – this leak from Wirral Council has been in our inbox for a week but events somewhat overtook us . The leaked email below is one that was sent to all Wirral Councillors by a local resident voicing their concerns about the Hoylake Golf Resort or Hoylake housing development with attached golf course as we prefer to call it!
Although we’ve covered some of the ground previously https://wirralleaks.wordpress.com/2016/04/30/big-hitters/ our enquiring local resident proves again that the interweb thingy is full of fascinating facts if you know where to look and brings some new and interesting information to the fore (!). Shame some of our senior councillors and council officers aren’t acquainted with the wonders of www as they might have been better informed about not only about the golf resort proposals but the past activities of the likes of Stella Shiu and Stewart Halliday!
Based on past experience we can’t help thinking that our concerned resident’s plea to councillors : ‘I hope that you will look further into these matters and continue to ask
searching questions.’ will sadly end up in the Wirral Council bunker known as ‘recently deleted items’!
Subject: Hoylake Golf Resort – Wirral’s Preferred Development Partner
*Hoylake Golf Resort*
*I am asking you to look further into Wirral’s choice of partner for the
proposal to build a golf resort, a luxury housing development and a 5* spa
hotel and conference centre on Merseyside’s Green Belt land – Niklaus Joint
WMBC have made much play about Jack Nicklaus’s involvement – he features in
a video on the Golf Resort website. Everyone love a celebrity. But the
Nicklaus Joint Venture Group consists of 5 directors, none of whom are Jack
Nicklaus. Jack Nicklaus himself has no shares in the company. Golf
courses under this company are designed not by Jack Nicklaus, but by his
son, Gary. Gary is the “Nicklaus” of the company name. The majority
shareholder of the company is *James Anderson*, who holds over 80% of the
shares. James Anderson has been the director of 18 companies, most of them
The interesting comparison for the Hoylake Golf Resort is with the *Machynys
Nicklaus Golf Resort in South Wales*, a very similar development to that
proposed for Wirral. The original Machynys planning application was for a
golf course, hotel, spa and enabling residential development, just like the
one proposed for Hoylake. The NJVG is registered in South Wales.
James Anderson was the director of Carms Construction which built the
houses at the Machynys Nicklaus Golf Resort. Carms Construction then went
into liquidation with liabilities of over £600,000. Machynys Homes (of
which Anderson is also a director) which sold the houses wasn’t affected.
James Anderson was the man who promised to bring a 125 bedroom four star
Hilton Hotel to the golf resort in Machynys. However, the Hilton Group
pulled out of the Machynys project because of “flooding concerns”.
Planning permission at Machynys was granted despite Environment Agency
Concerns about flooding:
The hotel has yet to be built, although outline planning permission was
granted in July 2002, nearly 15 years ago. No hotel, no accompanying jobs.
The issues affecting the Machynys Resort are despite the significant
advantages it has over the proposed Hoylake site. It is in a prime
location, with an adjacent beach and views over Cardigan Bay. It has good
access, with three roads, each with a bridge over the adjacent railway line.
Carmarthenshire County Council was very supportive of the project, entering
into agreements with James Anderson’s companies. Councillors enthused about
how the hotel project would be fantastic for the area bringing jobs,
tourism and investment, in an exact parallel with Wirral.
Wirral Council already has a questionable record of choosing development
partners – witness the history of Wirral Waters involvement with Chinese
company Sam Wa.
The danger is that the events of the Machynys Golf Resort are repeated,
leaving a luxury housing development on Green Belt land as the main
heritage of the proposal.
I hope that you will look further into these matters and continue to ask
I love to wake to you of a morning.
In your last post I suggested “Phil the Very Very Very Very Slimy, Elusive, LYING Dill” would go guarantor for something on the strength of Everpeel getting the Commonwealth Games.
Uncle Joe has more than likely, with fingers crossed, promised that if he gets his massive dockside footie stadium either “Dill Wit” can come over and play golf soccer on it or have his own luxury spa course probably built on Kev and Stella’s Stinking Stagnant wirral Waters like his floating pitch.
You say Leaky
Shame some of our senior councillors and council officers aren’t acquainted with the wonders of www
I thought the www stood for “wirral’s wors(t) wallies”
Luv a glor(y)ious morning L reading you XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Sorry dyslexia kicked in.
That is a great and marvelous scandal in the making…. But I feel I must stay loyal to my first true love…. That is, the Wirral Biz one …. Because…
The Aussie will always rule!
But my Lord I am always interested…
Look out for the Boomerang!
Luv you too “Interested”
H O L L A N D
Can you find out how that radio play is going?
PHIL FILLS wIRRAL WITH GOLF/SOCCER COURSES
Why do you find me so YUMMY “Interested”?
What a superbly researched comment.
Not that it is likely the arrogant numpties who infest Wallasey Town Hall are likely to take the slightest interest.
All that El Supremo Davies and his cohorts are concerned about are headline grabbing entries in the local papers.
They may also have been banking on the possible perks of free golf membership at the new resort.
Purely in the interest of ensuring value for money of course!
To quote Private Eye. “Drinks all round. The Wirral Tax payers will pick up the bill”
Meanwhile, the disgraced Stewart Halliday continues to trouser over £15,000 EVERY MONTH of our money.
His salary, before jumping ship from York City Council, was £70,000 a year; generous enough for someone who played fast and loose with York citizens` cash but, the benevolent residents of the Wirral, are paying him almost that amount every four months.
What a wonderful recruitment by our H.R. department who, presumably, made no background checks directly with York City Council as to his performance.
A York resident contact informs me that the local Constabulary are being asked to take an interest in the nefarious contract dealings originated by “Happy” Halliday.
The Nicklaus Joint Venture Group other than the obligatory £1000 shares, don’t have a pot to piss in between them, with a track record as individuals of spending other people’s money and coming up with very little for it. Sound like the perfect partners for Wirral Council, what could possibly go wrong?
I wonder if El Supremo Davies will now try and claim that this brilliant development proposal at Hoylake was in fact the brain child of one Martin Liptrot who has secretly been working on it for a couple of years.?
This will then justify the extension of his ALLEGED short term contract with maybe a pay rise and bonus voted through the supine Council?
Do you think “Phil the Very Very Very Very Slimy, Elusive, LYING Dill” found “Fartin Lobsterpot” down the golf club.
It wouldn’t, I don’t think, of been at the footie at Everpeel can you imagine the “Dill Wit” sitting down the Gladys with his chubby pink cheeks?
Nah it must of been at the golf/soccer, the masons would have him although I could see him in an animal suit at “The Pretend Friends” cheap cider club.
James, I’ve been invited, oh, I think three times now to experience the delights of the cheap cider club.
But caution has counselled me not to ever have acted upon the Pretend Friend’s kindly offer.
Imagine it. Being plied with drink, lurching home in the dark through lovely, scenic Central Park, but not making it.
And then an early dog walker finding my prostrate, dew-covered cadaver at six o’clock the next morning, with its skull bashed in by a nearby, rusty council issue shovel.
No, I want to keep Wirral In It Together as a going concern and churning out scandal – if I can keep up with the pace. That’s a priority !!
Good morning my Lord,
I am trying hard to get up before the Aussie this morning (no I am not in bed with him!)
I am told that the clocks go back 6 years to day, so, as everyone always says , it’s always confusing when that happens….. Hang on…. look out… Here comes the boomerang…
….”We have given them almost six years to own up and say it was was all wrong, they’ve lied, cheated, hidden stuff, obfuscated and told bare faced lies.”
That “Interested” is an early bird Leaky, he beat us up this morning didn’t he hey?
Nudge nudge wink wink a nod’s as good as a wink………
to a blind donkey like “The Blinking CEO”, “Eccles Cake Face”, “Spotty Dog” “The Invisible Man”
I would like to wish your mum Lordsville, wherever she is, a very happy mothers day, she must be so proud of you and particularly your efforts on this site.
Unlike the three favourite Regurgitation maestro’s AdderleyDadderleyDooLally, “Phil the Very Very Very Very Slimy, Elusive, LYING Dill” and of course no one’s real friend “The Pretend Friend” who’s mothers should, each and every one of them, be ashamed of their behaviours over Wirral “Funny” Bizz, Big, ISUS an Working Neighbourhoods..
Lordy, in their ex-local rubbish propaganda sheet
Happy Mother’s Day! Meet some of Wirral’s best mums
If this was a competition they would have nominated their dogsbody “The Chamber Potty” and “Adders” would have thrown in “Ugh Botts” if she actually lives in wirral.
“Interested” the best radio play writing happens early morning.
Luv and deepest respect L, you, “Tarrantino”, Cardin and “Highbrow” should be given the freedom of wirral. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and that wonderful Martin Morton should be beatified.
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Suggest its about time that Phil Davies’ empire was trimmed.
The elected Councillors for Royden, Hoylake & Meols, West KIrby and Thurstaston and Heswall Wards should propose that the Western wards leave Wirral MBC and go in with West Cheshire UA (Pensby & Thingwall should be included but their Councillors just do what Phil tells them)
But they won’t will they?