We are increasingly reassured that there are committed and well informed people out there on Wirral who are prepared to say ” NO” to those elected representatives who profess to act in their interest and not in the interest of big business (see below).
When we consider that Wirral Council’s Cabinet member for Housing & Planning (Cllr George Davies) and the Chair of the Planning Committee ( Cllr Steve Foulkes) are, in our opinion, the two most corrupt politicians at Wirral Council it all suddenly falls into place. Just sayin’ …
HiYou may be aware that there is much controversy over our green belt fiasco and Wirral Council not having put in a Wirral plan to protect our green spaces since 2014 and it won’t be in place until 2021. Our green belt is in jeopardy and land owners are trying to sell it off because it’s not protected . A land owner Peter Bowling who has many fields down Lever Causeway is in negotiation with Taylor Wimpey . Residents have put in a request to save the trees in the vicinity of Lever Causeway by applying for tree preservation orders.
Peter Bowling’s Storeton Hall development was originally refused planning permission by Wirral council he appealed to Bristol .As you may have heard the appeal happened here on Wirral in October when the planning officer came up and there was a group opposing the planning application that involved local councillors, residents and of course the Wirral council defence .Apparently sources at this hearing noticed the Wirral defence against the planning application was very weak . The defence apparently muttered no comments on many occasions to Peter Bowling’s and his team that included a QC ‘s arguments to continue with the development . The development has now been given the green light .It has now been found out the person employed to act on behalf of the Local Authority in the appeal by Storeton Hall Farm was Matt Verlander who is a director of GVA. The owner of Storeton Hall and the owner and Managing Director director of Storeton Hall Farm Ltd is Peter Bowling BSc BVSc MRCVS. He was one of the Appellants in this case.
The letter of objection against the Tree Preservation Order 390 was written by GVA who are acting on behalf of Taylor Wimpey. There is a sale and purchase agreement between the current owners and Taylor Wimpey. The land on which these copses are situated is currently partly owned by Peter Bowling BSc BVSc MRCVS.
So did the council unwittingly employ GVA or is it just incompetence . What a conflict of interest