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					        Statement of Consultation

Greenspace Standards and New Development
    Supplementary Planning Document




              November 2007
1.    Introduction

1.1   The Town and Country Planning (Local Development)(England) Regulations 2004
      (Regulation 17) state that before a Local Planning Authority adopt a Supplementary
      Planning Document (SPD) they must prepare a statement setting out:
         i) the names of any persons whom the authority consulted in connection with
              the preparation of the SPD,
         ii) how the persons were consulted,
         iii) a summary of the main issues raised in these consultations,
         iv) how these have be addressed in the SPD.

1.2   The Government‟s Planning Policy Statement 12 (PPS12) requires that the
      consultation arrangements for SPDs be set out in the local planning authority‟s
      Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) but as a minimum the authority should:
      - make the supplementary planning document available for inspection at their
        principle office and other public places, together with any supporting documents
        which will help people to understand what they are being asked to comment on;
      - place the same documents on their website;
      - send a copy to the Government Office if the Government Office has asked to see
        it;
      - send a copy to any other bodies referred to in Regulation 17 (3), and
      - advertise in a local newspaper when and where the documents can be inspected,
        and,
      - ensure that adequate publicity is given to the documents.




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2.    The Consultation Process

2.1   Knowsley Council‟s policies on involving the public in new planning documents are
      set down in the Statement of Community Involvement. This was adopted on 30th
      May 2007. The first stage in developing this Supplementary Planning Document
      (SPD) was the public consultation stage. This commenced on Tuesday the 7th
      August and finished on Tuesday the 11th September.

2.2   A Sustainability Appraisal was prepared alongside this Supplementary Planning
      Document. The Sustainability Appraisal process has enabled the social, economic
      and environmental impacts of this SPD to be evaluated. The Sustainability Appraisal
      informed persons wishing to make representations on the SPD of the likely impacts
      the options will have.

2.3   The relevant documents; that is, the draft SPD and its Sustainability Appraisal, were
      placed on the Council‟s website and were also made available for inspection at the
      Council‟s main office at Huyton town centre, and the One-Stop-Shops at Kirkby,
      Prescot and Halewood.

2.4   In accordance with guidance relating to public consultation contained in PPS12, all
      relevant organisations were advised by letter of the draft SPD and the consultation
      procedure. The letter included details of the appropriate link to the Knowsley MBC
      Planning website containing the draft SPD and of the period of consultation.

2.5   Further to this, all organisations on the list with an email address listed were sent an
      electronic link to the Limehouse online consultation system and invited to submit
      their comments directly. Copies of the draft SPD were also submitted to the
      Government Office for the North West. The full list of persons and organisation that
      were consulted is contained in Appendix 2.

2.6   Appendix 3 lists, in summary, the comments received as a result of the public
      consultation and Appendix 4 lists the comments received to the Sustainability
      Appraisal. Proposals for amending the draft SPD, resulting from the public
      consultation, were accepted by the Knowsley MBC Cabinet meeting on 7th
      November 2007 when it resolved that the Council was minded to adopt the SPD,
      subject to presentational changes.




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3.    Sustainability Appraisal

3.1   The Sustainability Appraisal of the draft SPD has been carried out in accordance
      with the Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes Regulations 2004
      and using the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM) guidance: “Sustainability
      Appraisal of Regional Spatial Strategies and Local Development Documents”
      (November 2005).

3.2   A Scoping Report of the Sustainability Appraisal was submitted to the four statutory
      consultees, that is English Nature, English Heritage, the Countryside Agency, and,
      the Environment Agency.

3.3   Consultation on the Sustainability Appraisal of the draft SPD was undertaken at the
      same time as the consultation of the draft SPD itself.

3.4   The Sustainability Appraisal report is available on the Knowsley MBC website.




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Appendix 1

Statement of SPD Matters

The public notice, comprising the Statement of SPD Matters, is reproduced below. This
notice was posted on the Council‟s website and appeared in the Liverpool Daily Post
newspaper on Tuesday the 7th of August 2007. It indicates that the consultation on the
draft SPD ran for a period of five weeks to Tuesday the 11th September 2007. This is in
accordance with Regulation 18 (3).




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Appendix 2

List of Consultees:

Below is the list of all who were notified of the consultation on the SPD, in accordance with
Regulation 17(b).




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                                                                                                                                                     Contact
Contact    Contact     Contact Last                                                                                  Contact        Contact Post
                                        Contact Organisation         Contact Address       Contact Address 2                                          Post
 Title    First Name      Name                                                                                      Address 3          Town
                                                                                                                                                      Code
                                      Development Planning
Ms        Kate         McClean        Partnership                40 Barton Arcade                                                  Manchester       M3 2BH
Mr        Shanaka      Dassanaike     Fusion Online Limited      14                        South Clifton Street   Lytham           Lancashire       FY8 5HN
Mr        Jonathan     Orton          RPS Bristol                155, Aztec West           Almondsbury            Bristol          Bristol          BS324ub
mr        jonathan     orton          rPS Bristol                8 Belgrave House          pembroke grove         bristol          bristol          bs83db
                                                                 Unit A Bourton Business                                                            MK18
Mr        Aaron        Smith          Caldecotte Consultants     Centre                    Manor Farm                              Buckingham       7DS
Ms        Emma         Cruickshank    Spawforths Associates      Junction 41               Business Court         East Ardsley     Leeds            WF3 2AB
                                                                 Network Strategy North
Ms        Diane        Kisiel         Highways Agency            West                      Room 810               City Tower       Manchester       M1 4BE
Mrs       Laura        Ross           Stewart Ross Associates    8 Westville Avenue        Ilkley                                  West Yorkshire   LS29 9AH
                                                                 6th Floor, Blackfriars
Mr        Jonathan     Parsons        JMP Consulting             House                     Parsonage                               Manchester       M3 2JA
Mrs       L            Scott          Eccleston Parish Council   416 Newton Road           Lowton                                  Warrington       WA3 1JE
Ms        Annette      Elliott        United Co-Operatives Ltd   Wood House                Etruria Road           Hanley           Stoke on Trent   ST1 5NW
Ms        Emma         Singleton      HOW Planning Ltd           40 Peter Street                                                   Manchester       M2 5GP
Mr        R.W          Fearnall       Stutt & Parker             19 Grosvenor Street                                               Chester          CH1 2DD
                                                                 Planning and
Ms        Anna         Spencer        Bellway Homes              Development Division      2 Alderman Road        Hunts Cross      Liverpool        L24 9LR
                                                                                           Harmise Enterprise
Mr        Andrew       Bower          npower renewables          14b Redwell Court         Park                   Barnard Castle   Co.Durham        DL12 8BN
                                      The British Wind Energy
Ms        Abigail      Dodds          Association                Renewable Energy House    1 Aztec Row            Berners Road     London           N1 0PW
                                                                                                                  The Great        Aberford, West
Mr        Robert       Taylor         Plot of Gold Ltd           Priory Park               Bunkers Hill           North Road       Yorkshire        LS25 3DF
                                      North Country Home
Mr        Paul         Stock          Group Ltd                  North Country House       Barlborough                             Chesterfield     S43 4WP
                                      The Showmen's Guild of
Mrs       V.E          Midgley        Great Britain              11 St Mary's Place                                                Bury             BL9 0DZ
                                                                                                                                                    WC2B
          Alex         Horne          CABE                       1 Kemble Street                                                   London           4AN
                                      Bidwells Carpenter
Mr        James        Alflatt        Planning                   40 Princess Street                                                Manchester       M1 6DE




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                                                                                                                                                       Contact
Contact    Contact     Contact Last                                                                                      Contact       Contact Post
                                        Contact Organisation           Contact Address          Contact Address 2                                       Post
 Title    First Name      Name                                                                                          Address 3         Town
                                                                                                                                                        Code
                                      Development Planning
Ms        Kate         McClean        Partnership                  40 Barton Arcade                                                   Manchester      M3 2BH
                                      Merseyside No.1 circuit of   Circuit Planning
Mr        John         Ryan           Jehovah's Witnesses          Representative               Waters Edge           Kewaigue        Isle of Man     IM4 1AF
                                      White Young Green
Mr        Thomas       Duncan         Planning                     Regatta House                Clippers Quay         Salford Quays   Manchester      M50 3XP
                                                                                                                      3rd Floor,      Whitworth
                                                                   Regional Advocacy and        Planning and          Bridgewater     Street,
Mr        Stephen      Hedley         Natural England              Partnerships Team            Advocacy              House           Manchester      M1 6LT
Ms        Jill         Stephenson     Network Rail                 Level 3,                     Arena Point           1 Hunts Bank    Manchester      M3 1RT
                                                                                                2 The Square,
Mr        Chris        Snarr          The Planning Inspectorate    Room 406, Kite Wing          Temple Quay                           Bristol         BS1 6PN
                                      Council for the Protection
          J            Langston       of Rural England (CPRE)      Hazelwells House             Station Road          Preston         Lancashire      PR5 6TT
                                      Government Office for the                                 Pier Head, Water
Ms        Dianne       Wheatley       North West                   Cunard Building              Street                Liverpool       Merseyside      L3 1QB
Ms        Racheal      Pierce         Sanderson Weatherall         25 Wellington Street                                               Leeds           LS1 4WG
                                      NorthWest Development
Mr        Ian          Wray           Agency                       Renaissance House            PO Box 37             Centre Park     Warrington      WA1 1XB
                                                                                                110 Birchwood
Ms        Carol        Clarke         English Partnerships         Arpley House                 Boulevard             Birchwood       Warrington      WA3 7QH
Ms        Gina         Bourne         Home Builders Federation     Regional Planner             1 Brooklands Court    Tunstall Road   Leeds           LS11 5HL
                                                                                                                      Parr Stocks
                                      Merseyside Fire and Civil                                 Eastern Division      Road Fire
Mr        John         Shooter        Defence                      Fire Safety Co-ordinator     Headquarters          Station         St Helens       WA9 1NU
Mr        Philip       Baldwin        Defence Estates              Copthorne Barracks           Copthorne Road        Shrewsbury      Shropshire      SY3 7LT
                                                                                                Midland Sports
                                      NPFA Fields Office           Principal Planning Officer   Centre                Cromwell Lane   Coventry        CV4 8AS
Ms        Carolyn      Wilson         Mono Consultants Ltd         48 Vincent Street                                                  Glasgow         G2 5TS
Mr        Andy         Collingwood    NHS Executive                Medical Education Unit       Quarry House          Quarry Hill     Leeds           LS2 7UE
                                      Villages Housing
Mr        Vernon       Jackson        Association                  16 The Croft                 Stockbridge Village   Knowsley        Merseyside      L34 3LD
Mr        Roy          Carthy         Arena Housing Association    14 Columbus Quay             Riverside Drive       Liverpool       Merseyside      L3 4DB
                                                                                                                                                      WA10
Mr        Mike         O'Brian        Groundwork Trust             19-27 Shaw Street            St Helens                             Merseyside      1DN




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                                                                                                                                                      Contact
Contact    Contact     Contact Last                                                                                     Contact       Contact Post
                                        Contact Organisation          Contact Address         Contact Address 2                                        Post
 Title    First Name      Name                                                                                         Address 3         Town
                                                                                                                                                       Code
                                      Liverpool 14 Community
Mrs       Barbara      Reece          Action Group                201 Thomas Lane             Broad Green            Liverpool       Merseyside      L14 5NU
                                      Department of Health and    Merseyside Regional
                                      Social Security             Office                      St Martins House       Stanley Road    Bootle          L20 3LG
                                      Merseyside Environmental                                Liverpool Road
Mr        Jermaine     Daniels        Advisory Service (MEAS)     Bryant House                North                  Maghull         Merseyside      L31 2PA
                                      Civic Trust for the North   5th Floor, Century
                                      West                        Buildings                   31 North John Street   Liverpool       Merseyside      L2 6RG
                                      Knowsley Chamber of         Business Resource
Ms        Paula        James          Commerce                    Centre                      Admin Road             Knowsley        Merseyside      L33 7TX
                                      Liverpool University
                                      Library                     Civic Design                Abercrombie Square     Liverpool       Merseyside      L7 7AR
                                      Liverpool Institute of      Beck Library, Christs and
Ms        Phillipa     Williams       Higher Education            Notre Dame College          Woolton Road           Liverpool       Merseyside      L16 8ND
                                      Halewood Regeneration
Mr        Mark         Glover         Partnership                 Halewood One Stop Shop      5-21 Raven Court       Leathers Lane   Halewood        L26 OUP
                                                                  Suites 3.3 and 3.4,                                                Greater
Mrs       Judith       Nelson         English Heritage - NW       Canada House                3 Chepstow Street      Manchester      Manchester      M1 5FW
                                      Health and Safety           Hazardous Installations                            Merton Road,
Mr        Keith        Morris         Executive                   Directorate HID C12A        22 Redgrave Court      Bootle          Merseyside      L20 7HS
                                      Country Land & Business                                                                                        SW1X
                                      Association                 16 Belgrave Square                                                 London          8PQ
                                                                  Appleton House, 430
Mr        Chris        Waring         Environment Agency          Birchwood Boulevard         Birchwood              Warrington      Cheshire        WA3 7WD
                                      Sport England - NW                                                                             Greater
Mr        Henry        Peterson       Region                      Astley House                Quay Street            Manchester      Manchester      M3 4AE
                                                                  Planning & Economic         Magdalen House, 30
Ms        Ingrid       Berry          Sefton Council              Regeneration Dept.          Trinity Road           Bootle          Merseyside      L20 3NJ
                                      West Lancashire District
Mr        Ian          Gill           Council                     PO Box 16                   52 Derby Street        Ormskirk        Lancashire      L39 2DF
                                      Warrington Borough          Environment and             New Town House,
Mr        Peter        Taylor         Council                     Regeneration Depatment      Buttermarket Street    Warrington      Cheshire        WA1 2NH
Ms        J            Pimblett       Tarbock Parish Council      18 Bunting Court            Halewood               Knowsley        Merseyside      L26 7XX
                                      Merseyside Waste
Mr        Calvin       Stockton       Disposal Authority          2nd Floor, North House      17 North John Street   Liverpool       Merseyside      L2 5QY



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                                                                                                                                                        Contact
Contact    Contact     Contact Last                                                                                    Contact         Contact Post
                                       Contact Organisation          Contact Address         Contact Address 2                                           Post
 Title    First Name      Name                                                                                        Address 3           Town
                                                                                                                                                         Code
                                      North West Regional
Mr        Duncan       McCorquodale   Assembly (NWRA)             Wigan Investment Centre    Waterside Drive                          Wigan            WN3 5BA
                                                                  Ground Floor, Yorkon
Ms        Heather      Jago           Knowsley Borough Council    Building                   Archway Road           Huyton            Liverpool        L36 9FB
Ms        Vitti        Osborne        Cronton Parish Council      7 Hampton Drive            Cronton                Widnes            Cheshire         WA8 5BZ
                                      The Stanley Estate and
Mr        M            Harker         Stud Co                     The Estate Office          Knowsley Park          Prescot           Merseyside       L34 4AG
Mr        Tim          Oliver         Forestry Commission - NW    Linmere                    Delamere               Northwich         Cheshire         CW8 2JD
                                      Knowsley Enterprise         North Mersey Business                             Knowsley
Mr        Steve        Dumbell        Academy                     Centre                     Woodward Road          Industrial Park   Merseyside       L33 7UY
                                                                                                                    Lord Nelson
Mr        David        Jackson        Mersey Rail                 Room 632                   Rail House             Street            Merseyside       L1 1JF
                                                                  Admin Buildings, Admin     Knowsley Industrial
                                      Knowsley Business Watch     Road                       Park North             Kirkby            Merseyside       L33 7TX
Ms        Rebecca      Maxwell        Drivers Jonas               6 Grosvenor Street                                                  London           W1K 3BG
                                      North West Council for                                                                          Greater
                                      Sport and Recreation        Astley House               Quay Street            Manchester        Manchester       M3 4AE
                                      Liverpool John Moores       Planning and Housing
Prof      Chris        Crouch         University                  Studies                    Clarence Street        Liverpool         Merseyside       L3 5UG
                                                                  Town Clerk's Office,
Mr        Geoff        Pollitt        Prescot Town Council        Prescot Leisure Centre     Warrington Road        Prescot           Merseyside       L35 5AD
                                                                  Town Council Office,
Mrs       Sandra       Mayers         Whiston Town Council        Whiston Town Hall          Old Colliery Road      Whiston           Knowsley         L35 3QX
Mr        John         Green          Halewood Town Council       5-21 Raven Court           Leathers Lane          Halewood          Merseyside       L26 0UP
                                      St Helens Metropolitan                                                                                           WA10
          Gill         Pinder         Borough Council             Town Hall                  Corporation Street     St Helens         Merseyside       1HP
                                      Wirral Metropolitan         Director of Planning and   Municipal Buildings,
                                      Borough Council             Economic Development       Brighton Street        Wallasey          Merseyside       L44 8ED
Mr        Dick         Tregea         Halton Borough Council      Muncipal Buildings         Kingsway               Widnes            Merseyside       WA8 7FQ
Mr        Philip       Megson         Lancashire County Council   Guild House                Cross Street           Preston           Lancashire       PR1 8RD
                                                                  Environment Dept, Waste
Ms        Louise       Hilder         Cheshire County Council     and Planning               Backford Hall          Chester           Cheshire         CH1 6PZ
                                      Wigan Metropolitan          Environmental Services     Civic Buildings, New
          Nick         Clarke         Borough Council             Dept                       Market Street          Wigan             Gtr Manchester   WN1 1RP




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                                                                                                                                                          Contact
Contact    Contact     Contact Last                                                                                    Contact          Contact Post
                                        Contact Organisation          Contact Address        Contact Address 2                                             Post
 Title    First Name      Name                                                                                        Address 3            Town
                                                                                                                                                           Code
                                      Knowsley Disability
Mr        Chris        Roderick       Concern                     PO Box 57                  Huyton                 Knowsley           Merseyside        L36 0YX
Mrs       Lyn          Spencer        Speke Halewood SIA          Mersey House               140 Speke Road         Garston            Merseyside        L19 2PH
                                      Merseyside Police           Latham Road Police
Mr        Simon        Thompson       (Huyton)                    Station                    Huyton                                    Merseyside        L36 9XU
Ms        Cathy        Hindley        Whiston Pathways            George Howard Centre       Lickers Lane           Whiston            Merseyside        L35 3SR
Ms        Linda        Downey         Halewood Pathways           One Stop Shop              Leathers Lane          Halewood           Merseyside        L26 0UP
                                      Council for Voluntary
                                      Service                     Knowsley CVS               Nutgrove Villa         1 Griffiths Road   Liverpool         L36 6NA
                                      Merseyside Fire and Civil   Fire Service Training
Mr        Steve        Alexander      Defence Authority           Centre                     Storrington Avenue     Liverpool          Merseyside        L11 9AP
                                      Business Link for Greater
Mr        Peter        Whibley        Merseyside                  GME Ltd, Egerton House     2 Tower Road           Birkenhead         Merseyside        CH41 1FN
                                                                                                                    Knowsley
          Paul         Lawday         Knowsley Parish Council     Knowsley Village Hall      School Lane            Village            Merseyside        L34 9EN
                                                                                                                                                         NG18
          Simon        Cooke          The Coal Authority          200 Litchfield Lane        Mansfield                                 Nottinghamshire   4RG
                                      Civil Aviation Authority    Safety Regulation Group,
                                      (CAA)                       Aviation House             Gatwick Airport        London             West Sussex       RH6 0YR
                                                                  Station Road (behind the
Mr        J            Langston       CPRE Lancashire Branch      old fire station)          Bamber Bridge          Preston            Lancashire        PR5 6TN
                                      The Wildlife Trust
                                      Lancs,Manc.and North
                                      M'side                      The Barn, Berkeley Drive   Bamber Bridge          Preston            Lancashire        PR5 6BY
                                                                                             Howick Cross Lane,
                                      National Grid Company       North West Area Office     Penwortham             Preston            Lancashire        PR1 0NS
                                                                  c/o The Mersey             Cunard Building,
                                      Mersey Partnership          Partnership                Pier Head              Liverpool          Merseyside        L3 1ET
                                                                                             Wirral Metropolitian
                                                                  c/o Department of          Borough Council,
                                                                  Planning and Economic      Town Hall, Brighton
Ms        Caroline     Salthouse      Mersey Strategy             Development                St                     Wallasey           Merseyside        CH44 8ED
                                      National Farmers Union -
Ms        Helen        Little         NW                          Agriculture House          1 Moss Lane View       Skelmersdale       Lancashire        WN8 9TL
                                                                                                                                       Greater
                                      British Gas (Transco) NW    Spa Road                   Bolton                                    Manchester        BL1 4SR



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                                                                                                                                                  Contact
Contact    Contact     Contact Last                                                                                  Contact     Contact Post
                                        Contact Organisation         Contact Address         Contact Address 2                                     Post
 Title    First Name      Name                                                                                      Address 3       Town
                                                                                                                                                   Code
                                      Halton Metropolitan        Environment and
Mr        Andrew       Pannell        Borough Council            Development Directorate     Halton Lea           Runcorn       Cheshire         WA7 2GW
Mr        D            Blanchflower   Rainhill Parish Council    14 Olive Grove              Liverpool                          Merseyside       L30 1PA
Mr        Mike         Eccles         Liverpool City Council     Millennium House            60 Victoria Street   Liverpool     Merseyside       L1 6JF
                                      Sefton Metropolitan
                                      Borough Council            Vermont House               375 Stanley Road     Bootle        Merseyside       L20 3RY
                                                                                             William Brown
Ms        Rachel       Brisley        Merseyside Policy Unit     Central Library             Street               Liverpool     Merseyside       L3 8EW
                                                                                             1 -8 Frenchwood
Miss      L            Rajah          Telewest Comunications     Cable House                 Avenue               Preston       Lancashire       PR1 4QF
                                      Scottish Power Energy
Mr        Steven       Edwards        Networks                   Environmental Planning      3 Prenton Way        Prenton       Merseyside       CH43 3ET
                                                                                                                  Newton-Le-                     WA12
Mr        Daniel       Connolly       Morris Homes (North) Ltd   Morland House               18 The Parks         Willows       Merseyside       0JQ
                                                                                             Kirkby Industrial
Ms        Fiona        Smith          Acorn Venture Urban Farm   Depot Road                  Park                 Kirkby        Merseyside       L33 3AR
                                      Wirral Metropolitan
Mr        Richard      Lewis          Borough Council            Town Hall                   Brighton Street      Wallasey      Merseyside       CH44 8ED
Ms        Marie        Armitage       Merseyside HAZ             Hamilton House              24 Pall Mall         Liverpool     Merseyside       L3 6AL
                                                                 Ground Floor, Yorkon
Mr        Brian        Cowley         Knowsley Borough Council   Building                    Archway Road         Huyton        Knowsley         L36 9FB
                                      North West Chamber of
Mr        Eric         Hudson         Commerce                   Wigan Investment Centre     Waterside Drive      Wigan         Gtr Manchester   WN3 5BA
                                      Northwood Regeneration                                 16 Briery Hey
                                      Partnership                Northwood House             Avenue               Kirkby        Merseyside       L33 OYF
Mr        Steve        Cook           Merseytravel               24 Hatton Gardens           Liverpool                          Merseyside       L3 2AN
Prof      Ian          Barclay        Liverpool JMU              James Parsons Building      Byron Street         Liverpool     Merseyside       L3 3AF
          Anna         Sugrue         RSPB NW England Office     Westleigh Mews              Wakefield Road       Denby Dale    Huddersfield     HD8 8QD
                                      North Huyton New Deal -                                Woolfall Heath
Mr        Tim          Molton         New Future                 River Alt Resource Centre   Avenue               Huyton        Merseyside       L36 3TE
Mr        Laurence     Rankin         GONW                       Cunard Building             Pier Head            Liverpool     Merseyside       L3 1QB
                                      Merseyside Biodiversity                                Liverpool Road
Ms        Chris        Bennett        Group                      c/o EAS, Bryant House       North                Magull        Merseyside       L31 2PA
                                                                                             One Piccadilly
Mr        Andrew       Osiuwemu       The Housing Corporation    4th Floor                   Gardens                            Manchester       M1 1RG



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                                                                                                                                                        Contact
Contact    Contact     Contact Last                                                                                    Contact          Contact Post
                                        Contact Organisation           Contact Address        Contact Address 2                                          Post
 Title    First Name      Name                                                                                        Address 3            Town
                                                                                                                                                         Code
                                                                   2nd Floor, Yorkon
Ms        Tracy        Fishwick       Knowsley Disability Forum    Building                   Archway Road          Huyton             Merseyside      L36 9YU
                                                                                              Kirkby Municipal
                                      Knowsley Health                                         Buildings,
Ms        Mary         Farrell        Partnership                  DCCS, 1st Floor,           Cherryfield Drive     Kirkby             Merseyside      L32 1TX
                                                                   Risley Moss, Ordnance
Ms        Susannah     Gill           The Mersey Forest            Avenue                     Birchwood             Warrington         Cheshire        WA3 6QX
Mr        Chris        Creighton      Peacock and Smith            2a Joseph's Well           Hanover Walk                             Leeds           LS3 1AB
Mr        Stuart       Robinson       CB Richard Ellis Ltd         3rd Floor                  The Chancery          Spring Gardens     Manchester      M2 1EW
                       Hogan-Howe
Mr        Bernard      Esq QPM        Merseyside Police HQ         PO Box 59                                        Liverpool          Merseyside      L69 1JD
                                      Knowsley Primary Care        Health & Social Care HQ,   PO Box 23,
Dr        Diana        Forrest        Trust                        Nutgrove Villa             Westmorland Road      Huyton             Merseyside      L36 6GA
                                      Friends of the Earth-North
Mr        Frank        Kennedy        West                         60 Duke Street             Liverpool                                Merseyside      L1 5AA
Mr        Bob          Taylor         Knowsley Housing Trust       Lakeview                   Kings Business Park   Prescot            Merseyside      L34 1PJ
                                      National Urban Forestry                                                                                          WV10
Mr        Tom          Freeland       Unit                         The Science Park           Stafford Road         Wolverhampton      West Midlands   9RT
Cllr      W.K.T        Cook           Cronton Parish Council       7 Brook Close              Cronton               Widnes             Cheshire        WA8 5DS
                                      Community Empowerment
                                      Network                      Nutgrove Villa             1 Griffiths Road      Huyton             Merseyside      L36 6NA
                                                                                                                    Tithebarn
Ms        Elaine       Bowker         Learning Skills Council      3rd Floor                  Tithebarn House       Street             Liverpool       L2 2NZ
                                      Mersey Basin Campaign        1st Floor                  Fourways House        57 Hilton Street   Manchester      M1 2EJ
                                      Aintree Village Parish
Mr        R.G          Harris         Council                      3 Canterbury Close         Aintree                                  Liverpool       L10 8LA
Mr        B.H          Beavan         Melling Parish Council       8 Spring Gardens           Maghull                                  Liverpool       L31 3HA
                                      Simonswood Parish
Ms        Sue          Smith          Council                      The Barn                   Sandy Brow Farm       Sandy Brow         Liverpool       L33 3AE
                                                                                                                                                       WA10
Mr        L.J          Kilshaw        Windle Parish Council        90 Bleak Hill Road         Windle                St Helens          Merseyside      6DR
                                                                                                                                                       WA11
Mrs       I            Brown          Rainford Parish Council      Council Offices            Church Road           Rainford           Merseyside      8HB
          Felicity     Wye            Tribal MJP                   70 High Street             Chislehurst                              Kent            BR7 5AQ
                                                                                                                    82 Wood
          Peter        Hamilton       Cass Associates              Studio 104,                The Tea Factory,      Street,            Liverpool,      L1 4DQ.



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                                                                                                                                                      Contact
Contact    Contact      Contact Last                                                                                  Contact        Contact Post
                                         Contact Organisation          Contact Address       Contact Address 2                                         Post
 Title    First Name       Name                                                                                      Address 3          Town
                                                                                                                                                       Code
Clr       Ronald        Crawford       Hale Parish Council         6 Pepper Street           Hale Village          Liverpool        Merseyside       L25 4BB
                                                                                                                   82 Wood
          Peter         Hamilton       Cass Associates             Studio 104,               The Tea Factory,      Street,          Liverpool,       L1 4DQ.
                                       David Wilson Homes North
Mr        Simon         Artiss         West                        Wilson House              Cinnamon Park         Fearnhead        Warrington       WA2 0XP
                                       Lamb and Swift
Mr        Nick          Swift          Commercial                  74 Chorley New Road       Bolton                                 Gtr Manchester   BL1 4BY
Mr        Frazer        Sandwith       King Sturge LLP             One Piccadilly Gardens                                           Manchester       M1 1RG
                                                                                                                                                     CH65
Mr        Chris         Garner         Barratt Chester             Oak House                 Lloyd Drive           Ellesmere Port   Cheshire         9HQ
Mr        Chris         Edge           David McLean Homes Ltd      Abbots Park               Monks Way             Preston Brook    Runcorn          WA7 3GH
Mr        S             Wildman        Fusion Online Limited       14 South Clifton Street   Lytham St Annes                        Lancashire       FY8 5HN
Mr        Simon         Reed           Geonosys                    Unit T1                   Champions Yard                         Penzance         TR18 2TA
                                       Merseyside Archaeological
Ms        Sarah-Jane    Farr           Services                    NML                       Dock Traffic Office   Albert Dock      Liverpool        L3 4AX
Mr        Paul          Tunstall       JWPC                        Stanley House             Lowerrgate            Clitheroe        Lancs            BB7 1AD
          Alexander     Bateman        The Planning Bureau         Homelife House            26/32 Oxford Road     Bournemouth      Dorset           BH8 8EZ
          Chris         Greenway                                   5 Upton Rocks Mews        Widnes                                 Cheshire         WA8 9DD
                                                                                             Millbrook Business
Mr        Christopher   Hughes         Spencer Holdings PLC        Spencer House             Park                  Mill Lane        Rainford         WA12
                                       Development Securities                                                                                        SW1E
Mr        Bradley       Cassels        PLC                         Portland House            Bressenden Place                       London           5DS
                                                                   Ground Floor, Yorkon
Mr        Arthur        Duffy          Knowsley Borough Council    Building                  Archway Road          Huyton           Liverpool        L36 9FB
Mr        Michael       Courcier       Northern Planning           30 Carlton Road                                                  Bolton           BL1 5HY
Mr        Dave          Dent           The Ramblers Assocation     14 Tithebarn Grove                                               Liverpool        L15 6TG
Mr        Andy          Frost          Jones Lang Lasalle          82 King Street                                                   Manchester       M2 4WQ
Mr        Damian        Waters         CBI                         Emerson House             Albert Street         Eccles           Manchester       M30 0BG
Mr        Andrew        Thompson       GVA Grimley                 81 Fountain Street                                               Manchester       M2 2EE
                                                                                             168-170 Washway
Mr        Mike          Nuttall        Brookhouse Group            Prospect House            Road                  Sale             Manchester       M33 6RH
                                       Freight Transport
Mr        Malcolm       Bingham        Association                 Springwood House          Low Lane              Horsforth        Leeds            LS18 5NU
                                                                   Bryant House, Liverpool
Mr        Richard       Burkmar        MEAS                        Road North                                                       Merseyside       L31 2PA



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                                                                                                                                            Contact
Contact    Contact     Contact Last                                                                             Contact     Contact Post
                                        Contact Organisation       Contact Address      Contact Address 2                                    Post
 Title    First Name      Name                                                                                 Address 3       Town
                                                                                                                                             Code
                                                                Planning and Economic   Magdalen House, 30
Mrs       Andrea       O'Connor       Sefton Council            Regeneration Dept.      Trinity Road,                      Bootle          L20 3NJ
                                      Government Office North   Spatial Development
Mr        Paul         Byrne          West                      Team                    Cunard Building                    Liverpool       L3 1QB


                                                                                        Wigan Investment
                                      North West Regional       North West Regional     Centre, Waterside
Ms        Samantha     Turner         Assembly                  Assembly                Drive                              Wigan           WN3 5BA
                                                                                        110 Birchwood
Mr        John         Simpkin        English Partnership       Arpley House            Boulevard                          Warrington      WA3 7QH
                                                                                        430 Birchwood
Ms        Dawn         Hewitt         Environment Agency        Appleton House          Boulevard                          Warrington      WA3 7WD
                                                                                                             3rd Floor
                                                                                                             Bridgewater
                                                                                        Regional Advocacy    House,
                                                                Planning and Advocacy   and Partnerships     Whitworth
Mrs       Janet        Belfield       Natural England           Team (North West)       (NW)                 Street        Manchester      M1 6LT
Mr        Matthew      Ashton         Knowsley PCT              Nutgrove Villa          Huyton                             Liverpool       L36 6GA




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Appendix 3

Summary of comments received to the Greenspace Standards and New Development Supplementary Planning Document:

(*Reference numbers: these correspond with the reference for each consultee on the database compiled for the Local Development
Framework, “LDF”, process held by the Council‟s Forward Planning team).




                                                              16
Consultation Report
Green Space Standards and New Development Supplementary Planning
Document Draft Version August 2007
   Relevant                         ID /
                    ID / Name               Representation                 Officer's Assessment and Recommendation
   Section                         Type
Green Space      132              6         This                  No changes necessary. Green Infrastructure will be considered in
Standards and    Ms Susannah Gill Object    Supplementary         the Green Strategy. It is not within the remit of the Supplementary
New              (The Mersey                Planning              Planning Document to address the issue and any such attempt
Development      Forest)                    Document should       could be deemed as creation of new policy, something that
Supplementary                               explicitly refer to   should not be undertaken through a Supplementary Planning
Planning                                    Green                 Document.
Document Draft                              Infrastructure
Version August                              (GI).
2007
Green Space      188              9       An opportunity is Agree. Add in a reference to biodiversity to the quality standards
Standards and    Mr Richard       Support being missed to for 'parks and gardens' and 'amenity green space' typologies in
New              Burkmar                  improve the        appendix A.
Development      (MEAS)                   borough's
Supplementary                             biodiversity
Planning                                  through the
Document Draft                            standards that the
Version August                            Supplementary
2007                                      Planning
                                          Document sets
                                          namely in
                                          appendix A.
Green Space      189              11                              Support is welcomed. No change necessary.
Standards and    Mrs Andrea       Support
New              O'Connor



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   Relevant                           ID /
                    ID / Name                Representation                 Officer's Assessment and Recommendation
   Section                           Type
Development      (Sefton Council)
Supplementary
Planning
Document Draft
Version August
2007
Green Space      190                23      You may wish to Agree. Include glossary of terms as an appendix within the
Standards and    Mr Paul Byrne      Support consider including Supplementary Planning Document to aid understanding.
New              (Government                a glossary of
Development      Office North               terms used within
Supplementary    West)                      the
Planning                                    Supplementary
Document Draft                              Planning
Version August                              Document to aid
2007                                        understanding.
Green Space      191                26      It is considered  The support is welcomed. No change necessary
Standards and    Ms Samantha        Support that the
New              Turner                     Supplementary
Development      (North West                Planning
Supplementary    Regional                   Document is in
Planning         Assembly)                  general
Document Draft                              conformity with
Version August                              adopted Regional
2007                                        Spatial Strategy.

Green Space      191                35       It is important that   Agreed. Add Paragraph to the Regional Policy section to read:
Standards and    Ms Samantha        Object   reference is made
New              Turner                      to the concept of      The Draft Green Infrastructure Guide for the North West
Development      (North West                 green                  provides a detailed definition of green infrastructure, as
Supplementary    Regional                    infrastructure in      outlined in Policy EM3 of the Submitted Draft Regional
Planning         Assembly)                   the                    Spatial Strategy. The guide offers broad advice on how to



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   Relevant                        ID /
                    ID / Name             Representation               Officer's Assessment and Recommendation
   Section                        Type
Document Draft                            Supplementary       plan and enhance green networks.
Version August                            Planning
2007                                      Document.
Green Space      191             37       The North West      No change necessary. It is considered that the design
Standards and    Ms Samantha     Object   Regional            Supplementary Planning Document and the Greenspace Strategy
New              Turner                   Assembly has        will cover design issues relating to green space and therefore it is
Development      (North West              published The       not something that the Supplementary Planning Document needs
Supplementary    Regional                 Best Practice       to take into account.
Planning         Assembly)                Design Guide.
Document Draft
Version August
2007
Green Space      192             40       This                No change necessary. It is unclear, from this objection, what
Standards and    Mr John Simpkin Object   Supplementary       course of action is desired to rectify the problems stated. It is
New              (English                 Planning            considered that the content of the Supplementary Planning
Development      Partnership)             Document is         Document successfully meets the objectives set for it within
Supplementary                             considered to be    paragraph 10.5 of the Unitary Development Plan. The area maps
Planning                                  mainly a            are included to demonstrate the boundaries within which open
Document Draft                            repetition of       space is measured for those specific communities.
Version August                            enabling policy
2007                                      and area maps.

Green Space      192             43       There is no         No change necessary. The following paragraph is proposed to be
Standards and    Mr John Simpkin Object   monitoring and      added resulting from another representation: 'The Annual
New              (English                 reporting           Monitoring Report will include details of levels of quality, quantity
Development      Partnership)             methodology or      and accessibility of greenspace within the Borough. This will
Supplementary                             mechanism to        enable the effectiveness of the Supplementary Planning
Planning                                  provide             Document to be identified and show any need for the
Document Draft                            information back    Supplementary Planning Document to be revised.' It is considered
Version August                            to developers on    that this will show the process that will be undertaken to show the
2007                                      how contributions   effectiveness of the Supplementary Planning Document.



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   Relevant                         ID /
                    ID / Name              Representation                Officer's Assessment and Recommendation
   Section                         Type
                                           have been utilised
                                           and the efficacy With regard to the mechanism to relay information back to
                                           of the policies.   developers on how contributions have been utilised, an end of
                                                              year report is proposed which is separate from the
                                                              Supplementary Planning Document but will be informed by its
                                                              requirements.
Green Space      192             47        More information     No change necessary. It is considered that private maintenance
Standards and    Mr John Simpkin Object    should be            agreements should be negotiated on a site by site basis. It is
New              (English                  provided on the      appropriate that such an agreement would vary depending on the
Development      Partnership)              main                 type of provision made.
Supplementary                              requirements /
Planning                                   features of
Document Draft                             Private
Version August                             Maintenance
2007                                       Agreements.
Green Space      193              54       Green spaces         No change necessary. Agree but not considered to be within the
Standards and    Ms Dawn Hewitt   Object   and green            remit of the Supplementary Planning Document. It is considered
New              (Environment              corridors can also   that the Greenspace Strategy will look into the consideration of
Development      Agency)                   contribute to a      such design issues when considering the siting of green spaces
Supplementary                              reduction in flood   and the different functions they can perform beyond meeting
Planning                                   risk.                recreational needs.
Document Draft
Version August
2007
Green Space      191              90      The              No action necessary. Support is welcomed
Standards and    Ms Samantha      Support Supplementary
New              Turner                   Planning
Development      (North West              Document is in
Supplementary    Regional                 general
Planning         Assembly)                conformity with
Document Draft                            adopted Regional



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      Relevant                        ID /
                    ID / Name                Representation                 Officer's Assessment and Recommendation
      Section                        Type
Version August                               Spatial Strategy.
2007
Green Space      47                 113      There is an           Agree that Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems could be
Standards and    Mr Jermaine        Object   opportunity within    referenced in terms of on site provision. Add paragraph to the end
New              Daniels                     the                   of chapter 5 to say:
Development      (Merseyside                 Supplementary
Supplementary    Environmental               Planning              Subject to ground conditions, open space in addition to its
Planning         Advisory Service            Document to link      benefits could be designed for flood storage, in particular
Document Draft   (MEAS))                     open space with       during extreme rainfall events. Provision of open space
Version August                               the principles of     within new developments should be explored in conjunction
2007                                         sustainable urban     with the principles of sustainable drainage, for example a
                                             drainage systems      wetland, retention pond or simply an area that provides flood
                                             (SUDS).               storage during extreme events.
Green Space      47                 114      Policy ENV7 of    No change needed. It is considered that the Supplementary
Standards and    Mr Jermaine        Object   the adopted       Planning Document does not need to incorporate existing Unitary
New              Daniels                     Unitary           Development Plan policy.
Development      (Merseyside                 Development
Supplementary    Environmental               Plan requires new
Planning         Advisory Service            development to
Document Draft   (MEAS))                     incorporate
Version August                               Sustainable
2007                                         Urban Drainage
                                             Systems.
1.6              190                13       In referring to the   Agree. Amend para 1.6 to read:
                 Mr Paul Byrne      Object   Statement of          ....the Statement of Community Involvement must be published
                 (Government                 Community             with it. The consultation process for this Supplementary
                 Office North                Involvement (SCI)     Planning Document (Supplementary Planning Document)
                 West)                       you could say, as     has been carried out in accordance with the Statement of
                                             paragraph 1.6         Community Involvement. The Statement of Community
                                             indicates, that the   Involvement highlights the particular benefits that may be
                                             consultation          gained from pre-application discussion of planning


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                                        process for this    applications.
                                        Supplementary
                                        Planning
                                        Document has
                                        been carried out
                                        in accordance
                                        with the SCI.
   Relevant
                 ID / Name    ID / Type Representation                       Officer's Recommendation
   Section
1.10          190             12        Within the          Agreed. Amend para 2.13 to read:
              Mr Paul Byrne   Support   Supplementary
              (Government               Planning            The Knowsley replacement Unitary Development Plan was
              Office North              Document,           adopted by the Council on 14th June 2006.
              West)                     reference could     The document can be seen at:
                                        be made to those     http://www.
                                        existing            knowsley
                                        documents such      .gov.uk/
                                        as the Unitary      environment/
                                        Development         planningand
                                        Plan and/or those   building/
                                        planned             development_
                                        Supplementary       planning
                                        Planning            .html
                                        Document‟s
                                        which should be
                                        either referenced
                                        or read in
                                        conjunction with
                                        this
                                        Supplementary
                                        Planning
                                        Document, and
                                        where they can



                                                           22
   Relevant
                 ID / Name    ID / Type Representation                     Officer's Recommendation
   Section
                                       be viewed.
1.11          190             14      Paragraph 1.11     Agree. Amend para 1.11 to read:
              Mr Paul Byrne   Support could also         ....the Supplementary Planning Document of the likely impacts the
              (Government             mention the        options will have. An Appropriate Assessment has also been
              Office North            requirements of    prepared in accordance with the Habitats Regulations.
              West)                   Appropriate
                                      Assessments.




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2 Policy Context
                                       ID /
Relevant Section      ID / Name               Representation                          Officer's Recommendation
                                      Type
2 Policy Context   194                69      Welcome           No change necessary. Welcome the support
                   Mrs Janet Belfield Support reference made
                   (Natural England)          to PPS9 in
                                              Chapter 2, policy
                                              context.
National Policy    132              10        The National          No changes necessary. Whilst the Supplementary Planning
                   Ms Susannah Gill Object    Policy section        Document will help to improve standards in terms of the quality
                   (The Mersey                should include        and quantity of greenspace provision which will ultimately work
                   Forest)                    the draft 'Planning   towards helping to address climate change, it is considered that
                                              and Climate           this is not the remit of the Supplementary Planning Document and
                                              Change'               such issues will, instead, be addressed within the Council's
                                              supplement to         Greenspace Strategy.
                                              PPS1.
                                       ID /
Relevant Section      ID / Name               Representation                          Officer's Recommendation
                                      Type
National Policy    190              15        Within the            Agree. Add additional paragraph to read:
                   Mr Paul Byrne    Object    Section headed
                   (Government                'Policy Context',     The companion guide to Planning Policy Statement 1
                   Office North               under the             provides guidance dealing with climate change issues which
                   West)                      reference to          are also of relevance to this Supplementary Planning
                                              PPS1, you might       Document.
                                              mention the
                                              associated draft
                                              companion
                                              guidance dealing
                                              with 'Climate
                                              Change'.



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National Policy    190              16      The reference to      Agree. Add new paragraph to read:
                   Mr Paul Byrne    Support Planning Policy
                   (Government              Statement (PPS)       From 1st April 2007, the provisions of Planning Policy
                   Office North             3:Housing, could      Statement are a material consideration capable of overriding
                   West)                    also mention that     existing planning policies.
                                            from 1st April
                                            2007, the
                                            provisions of the
                                            PPS are a
                                            material
                                            consideration.
                                            (Paragraph 68 -
                                            PPS3).
                                      ID /
Relevant Section      ID / Name              Representation                         Officer's Recommendation
                                     Type
National Policy    132              18       The National         No change necessary. Whilst the Supplementary Planning
                   Ms Susannah Gill Object   Policy section       Document will help to improve standards in terms of the quality
                   (The Mersey               should refer to      and quantity of greenspace provision which will ultimately work
                   Forest)                   the Town and         towards helping to address climate change, it is considered that
                                             Country Planning     this is not the remit of the Supplementary Planning Document and
                                             Association's        such issues will, instead, be addressed within the Council's
                                             'Climate Change      Greenspace Strategy.
                                             Adaptation by
                                             Design' which
                                             mentions Green
                                             Infrastructure and
                                             the Three
                                             Regions Climate
                                             Change Group
                                             'Adapting to
                                             Climate Change:
                                             a checklist for
                                             development'.



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                                        ID /
Relevant Section      ID / Name                Representation                         Officer's Recommendation
                                       Type
2.4                194                89      We welcome the No action needed. Welcome the support
                   Mrs Janet Belfield Support reference to
                   (Natural England)          PPS9 in Chapter
                                              2, Policy Context.
2.8                190               17        Under 'Other        Agree. Add reference in 'Other Documents' within the Policy
                   Mr Paul Byrne     Object    Documents'          Context Section:
                   (Government                 within the Policy
                   Office North                Context Section     Circular 5/2005 and the Communities and Local Government
                   West)                       refer to Circular   (Communities and Local Government) guidance contained
                                               5/2005 and the      within the document ' Planning Obligations Practice
                                               Communities and     Guidance' states that Planning obligations 'are intended to
                                               Local               make acceptable development that would otherwise be
                                               Government          unacceptable in planning terms', as defined in the
                                               (CLG) guidance      government's Circular 05/2005: Planning Obligations. They
                                               contained within    can involve direct works or actions by the developer, and/or
                                               the document '      financial contributions to the council.
                                               Planning
                                               Obligations
                                               Practice
                                               Guidance'.
                                        ID /
Relevant Section      ID / Name                Representation                         Officer's Recommendation
                                       Type
Regional Policy    194                70       We suggest          No change necessary. The main remit of the Supplementary
                   Mrs Janet Belfield Object   reference be        Planning Document is to ensure that local communities have
                   (Natural England)           made to the Local   access to enough good quality green space. Whilst the
                                               Biodiversity        importance of biodiversity is recognised, it is not the role of this
                                               Action Plan for     Supplementary Planning Document to focus on this issue. Indeed
                                               North               as mentioned, policies ENV9 and ENV10 seek to protect and
                                               Merseyside, and     improve areas with important habitats and species and the
                                               Natural England's   repetition of such policies is not necessary. For clarity, paragraph



                                                                26
                                      ID /
Relevant Section      ID / Name              Representation                       Officer's Recommendation
                                     Type
                                             'Accessible        10.5 of the Unitary Development Plan outlines what the
                                             Natural            Supplementary Planning Document is supposed to cover.
                                             Greenspace
                                             Standards in
                                             Town and Cities',
                                             in the 'Other
                                             Documents'
                                             section. Refer
                                             also to Unitary
                                             Development
                                             Plan policies, for
                                             example ENV9
                                             and ENV10, and
                                             evolving
                                             documents from
                                             the new Local
                                             Development
                                             Framework.
Regional Policy    193              93      The                 Agreed. Add paragraph in the Regional Policy Section to read:
                   Ms Dawn Hewitt   Support Supplementary
                   (Environment             Planning            The Green Infrastructure Guide for the North West has been
                   Agency)                  Document should     produced by the Green Infrastructure Think Tank. This Guide
                                            take into account   provides further explanation on the concept of green
                                            the recently        infrastructure, and offers guidance on how local authorities
                                            published 'North    and their partners can implement policy EM3 in Regional
                                            West Green          Spatial Strategy.
                                            Infrastructure
                                            Guide'.




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                                      ID /
Relevant Section      ID / Name              Representation                            Officer's Recommendation
                                     Type
Local Policy       132              24       The Mersey            No change necessary. The Mersey Forest Plan is already referred
                   Ms Susannah Gill Object   Forest Plan           to in policy DQ4: Trees and Development. This policy requires
                   (The Mersey               should also be        new developments to provide appropriate planting and protect
                   Forest)                   referred to within    existing trees. It is not considered necessary to repeat this, as it is
                                             the policy context    already mentioned within relevant Unitary Development Plan
                                             section.              policy which ensures that all new development should be
                                                                   consistent with the aims and objectives of the Mersey Forest
                                                                   Plan.
Local Policy       190              94      There is no            Agree. Add Paragraph to Chapter 2 to read:
                   Mr Paul Byrne    Support mention of the
                   (Government              Council's Annual       The Annual Monitoring Report will include details of levels of
                   Office North             Monitoring Report      quality, quantity and accessibility of greenspace within the
                   West)                    and the role it        Borough. This will enable the effectiveness of the
                                            plays in               Supplementary Planning Document to be identified and show
                                            evaluating             any need for the Supplementary Planning Document to be
                                            documents such         revised.
                                            as this and the
                                            effectiveness of
                                            Unitary
                                            Development
                                            Plan policies.
2.13               190              19       In paragraph 2.13     No change necessary. Not known at this time as the Core
                   Mr Paul Byrne    Object   it would be worth     Strategy is currently being drafted. The policies which the
                   (Government               saying what will      Supplementary Planning Document expands upon are proposed
                   Office North              happen to the         to be saved but at the moment I am not in a position to be able to
                   West)                     Supplementary         add any useful detail about the future of the Supplementary
                                             Planning              Planning Document.
                                             Document when
                                             the Unitary
                                             Development
                                             Plan is replaced.



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                                        ID /
Relevant Section      ID / Name                Representation                          Officer's Recommendation
                                       Type
3.1                132              7          Trees are an          No changes necessary. It is not considered that it is within the
                   Ms Susannah Gill Object     important element     remit of the Supplementary Planning Document to set quantitative
                   (The Mersey                 of our GI and the     standards for trees. The Unitary Development Plan already
                   Forest)                     Supplementary         contains policy to protect important trees and encourage further
                                               Planning              planting. The Supplementary Planning Document was drafted to
                                               Document must         accord with paragraph 10.5 of the Unitary Development Plan
                                               specifically          which outlines the role of the Supplementary Planning Document.
                                               mention them.         However, reference is made, in Appendix B of the Supplementary
                                                                     Planning Document, to the Council's policy on spending off site
                                                                     contributions to contribute to tree planting and management which
                                                                     will work towards improving the quality and accessibility of the
                                                                     Borough's greenspaces.
Table 3.1          194                73       We recommend          No changes necessary. Information on sites in a local context was
Typologies of      Mrs Janet Belfield Object   that the              determined within the report produced in April 2005 by PMP
Greenspace         (Natural England)           greenspace            consultants, 'Open Space, Sport and Recreation Needs
                                               typologies from       Assessment and Strategy'. The information is kept by the Council
                                               PPS 17, listed in     and will be updated as a result of contributions received by
                                               table 3.1, be         developers. It is not considered necessary to incorporate such
                                               further described     information within the Supplementary Planning Document.
                                               in a local context,
                                               and reference by      It is not considered that Local Nature Reserves and rural
                                               made to Local         greenspace are appropriate for inclusion on the list. The purpose
                                               Nature Reserves       of the Supplementary Planning Document is to focus on the
                                               and rural             recreational role of greenspace and the need for contributions,
                                               greenspace.           towards its provision, resulting from new developments. Whilst it
                                               Consideration         is agreed that Local Nature Reserves and rural greenspaces will
                                               should also be        meet some recreational need in the Borough, contributions cannot
                                               given to the          be sought towards their provision as they are naturally occurring.
                                               inclusion of multi-   They will, however, be protected by other policies within the
                                               functional            Unitary Development Plan.
                                               greenspace.



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                                                                   It is considered that paragraph 5.1 of chapter 5 permits the
                                                                   inclusion of multi functional greenspace, stating that on larger
                                                                   scale sites, other forms of provision may be appropriate. This is
                                                                   an issue for discussion between the developer and the Council
                                                                   but may well include a mix of the typologies listed to meet an
                                                                   identified need within the area.
                                       ID /
Relevant Section      ID / Name               Representation                          Officer's Recommendation
                                      Type
Substantial       194                75       Consideration        No changes necessary. It is considered that the Greenspace
Residential Areas Mrs Janet Belfield Object   should be given      Strategy will cover the issue of green infrastructure and will
(SRAs)            (Natural England)           to the links         address the links between existing areas of greenspace in the
                                              between the          borough in the form of green corridors.
                                              SRA's in terms of
                                              green corridors
                                              and contribution
                                              to the Borough's
                                              overall 'Green
                                              Infrastructure'.
                                       ID /
Relevant Section      ID / Name               Representation                          Officer's Recommendation
                                      Type
3.12               194                71      We welcome the       No action necessary. Welcome support
                   Mrs Janet Belfield Support statement in
                   (Natural England)          paragraph 3.12
                                              that points out
                                              that existing
                                              Unitary
                                              Development
                                              Plan Policy
                                              requires new
                                              development to
                                              protect and
                                              improve existing



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                                        ID /
Relevant Section      ID / Name                Representation                           Officer's Recommendation
                                       Type
                                               greenspace.
3.12               194                72       Encourage you to No change necessary. The issue of biodiversity is already
                   Mrs Janet Belfield Object   consider the      covered by policies within the Unitary Development Plan (ENV9
                   (Natural England)           addition of       and ENV10).
                                               appropriate
                                               wording to
                                               explain the
                                               Council‟s
                                               biodiversity duty
                                               in the
                                               Supplementary
                                               Planning
                                               Document
Quantitative       132              8          Developer            No change necessary. Appendix B of the Supplementary
Standards          Ms Susannah Gill Object     contributions can    Planning Document contains reference to the Council's policy on
                   (The Mersey                 also be sought for   spending off site contributions. Tree management and
                   Forest)                     the planting and     accessibility is included as part of this. It is considered that this, in
                                               maintenance of       conjunction with existing Unitary Development Plan policy (DQ4),
                                               trees.               will enable quality issues regarding tree planting and
                                                                    management to be addressed.




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4 Developer Requirements - General Principles
                                      ID /
Relevant Section      ID / Name              Representation                         Officer's Recommendation
                                     Type
4 Developer        190              22       Need to ensure      Agree. Ensure all terminology is compliant with the parent policy.
Requirements -     Mr Paul Byrne    Object   that the correct
General            (Government               terminology in
Principles         Office North              terms of
                   West)                     compliance with
                                             parent policy is
                                             being used.
4.2                192             41        There is a missed   No change necessary. The Supplementary Planning Document
                   Mr John Simpkin Object    opportunity to      expands upon policies within the Unitary Development Plan.
                   (English                  capture             There is nothing within the Unitary Development Plan that states
                   Partnership)              contributions       that office / commercial developments are required to contribute
                                             towards green       towards open space. An Supplementary Planning Document is
                                             space from          subsidiary to the Unitary Development Plan and as such cannot
                                             employment,         create new policies and therefore cannot require forms of
                                             commercial and      development, other than residential, to make contributions. No
                                             mixed use           change necessary.
                                             developments
                                      ID /
Relevant Section      ID / Name              Representation                         Officer's Recommendation
                                     Type
4.4                36               2        The HBF believes    No change necessary. The Supplementary Planning Document
                   Ms Gina Bourne   Object   that all            expands upon policies within the Unitary Development Plan.
                   (Home Builders            development to      There is nothing within the Unitary Development Plan that states
                   Federation)               which there is      that office / commercial developments are required to contribute
                                             public use should   towards open space. An Supplementary Planning Document is
                                             make an open        subsidiary to the Unitary Development Plan and as such cannot
                                             space/recreation    create new policies and therefore cannot require forms of
                                             contribution.       development, other than residential, to make contributions.




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4.5                47               115      Paragraph 4.5        Agree. There is a need to clarify that for each developer that
                   Mr Jermaine      Object   bullet point 3       contributes, the contribution will be made following the
                   Daniels                   should clearly       methodology for chapter 6 of the Supplementary Planning
                   (Merseyside               state that the       Document and then pooled. Amend bullet point 3 in para 4.5 to
                   Environmental             financial            read:
                   Advisory Service          contribution for
                   (MEAS))                   open space           ....In such an instance, a 'pooled' contribution may be suitable to
                                             provision will be    help provide open space for all the residents to utilise. It is
                                             proportionate to     important to note that, in this case, each financial
                                             the scale and        contribution for open space provision will be proportionate
                                             density of the       to the scale and density of the individual residential
                                             individual           development. In such instances it must be ensured that the
                                             development.         provision, or improvements to existing open space, is accessible
                                                                  to all residents.
                                      ID /
Relevant Section      ID / Name              Representation                          Officer's Recommendation
                                     Type
4.5                47               112      Paragraph 4.5      No change necessary. It is considered that the flexibility is
                   Mr Jermaine      Object   Bullet Point 1     necessary to ensure that the design of housing developments is
                   Daniels                   gives a degree of of the best quality.
                   (Merseyside               flexibility to the
                   Environmental             need for on-site
                   Advisory Service          provision of open
                   (MEAS))                   space for large
                                             residential
                                             development. In
                                             having this
                                             exemption, the
                                             Council is at risk
                                             of encouraging
                                             developers to
                                             utilise as much of
                                             a site as possible
                                             for development/



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                                      ID /
Relevant Section      ID / Name              Representation                             Officer's Recommendation
                                     Type
                                             redevelopment
                                             and then consider
                                             the provision of
                                             open space on-
                                             site as subsidiary
                                             to the
                                             development.
Calculating the    36               3        The costs per          No change necessary. It is considered that occupation rates
anticipated        Ms Gina Bourne   Object   dwelling, as set       within new developments may change over time and the figures
number of          (Home Builders            out in the table,      for occupancy contained within the Supplementary Planning
persons            Federation)               are based upon         Document take account of the fact that that number of residents is
generated                                    every bedroom          possible. In this scenario, an assumption for lower occupancy
                                             space being            rates could leave the Council with limited funds to improve and
                                             occupied. This is      maintain open spaces based on greater levels of pressure on the
                                             not considered to      space than the calculation took into account.
                                             be a fair reflection
                                             of actual              The 'blanket' charge is in fact a reflection that within an individual
                                             household sizes.       Substantial Residential Area, the circumstances in terms of
                                             Consequently,          provision are unique. While a Substantial Residential Area may
                                             the Council must       have adequate quantitative provision, the quality of this space
                                             base any               may be poor or accessibility may need improvement. The charge,
                                             requirement upon       in terms of provision off site, permits the authority to address the
                                             actual household       issues which are a priority and provide improved greenspaces for
                                             sizes, not upon        the resident community which most reflects the communities‟
                                             unrealistic full       needs.
                                             occupancy
                                             criteria.

                                             The Home
                                             Builders
                                             Federation



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                                            objects to the
                                            blanket charges
                                            the Council is
                                            proposing. Such
                                            a requirement
                                            may result in the
                                            development
                                            being unviable.
4.10             132              25        Agree that there No change necessary. Welcome the support.
                 Ms Susannah Gill Support   should be a
                 (The Mersey                strong provision
                 Forest)                    for maintenance.




5 Developer Requirements - large scale residential developments
      Relevant                      ID /
                    ID / Name               Representation                        Officer's Recommendation
      Section                      Type
5 Developer      190             21         Within Sections 4, Agree. Ensure all terminology is compliant with the parent policy.
Requirements -   Mr Paul Byrne   Object     5 and 6 of the
large scale      (Government                document, you
residential      Office North               need to ensure
developments     West)                      that the correct
                                            terminology is
                                            being used.
5.3              132             29      Agree that open         No change necessary. Welcome support
                 Ms Susannah     Support space must be
                 Gill                    incorporated at
                 (The Mersey             the outset.
                 Forest)



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5.3            194                77         We welcome the Welcome the support. Reference to biodiversity will be included
               Mrs Janet Belfield Support    need to ensure       as this will also be referred to in the quality standards listed within
               (Natural England) with        that greenspace is Appendix A.
                                  conditio   designed as an
                                  ns         integral part of the
                                             overall
                                             development. It
                                             should also
                                             provide a sense of
                                             place and identity
                                             to the overall
                                             scheme and
                                             contribute
                                             positively to local
                                             character. Its
                                             design and
                                             location can also
                                             contribute
                                             positively to
                                             Biodiversity.
                                      ID /
Relevant Section      ID / Name               Representation                          Officer's Recommendation
                                     Type
5.6                36               4        The Home            No change necessary. It is considered that the 15 year
                   Ms Gina Bourne   Object   Builders            maintenance period is necessary to establish greenspace of
                   (Home Builders            Federation          sufficient quality to serve the development with which the space is
                   Federation)               objects to the      related. It is not considered that 15 years can be considered
                                             requirement that    maintenance in "perpetuity". Although it is recognised that on site
                                             developers pay      provision could indeed serve the broader public, it is expected
                                             for maintenance     that most will broadly relate to the development which generates
                                             of the open         the new provision.
                                             spaces for 15
                                             years. Paragraph
                                             B19 of Circular



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                                     ID /
Relevant Section      ID / Name             Representation                            Officer's Recommendation
                                    Type
                                            5/05 states that
                                            “as a general
                                            rule, however,
                                            where an asset is
                                            intended for wider
                                            public use, the
                                            costs of
                                            subsequent
                                            maintenance and
                                            other recurrent
                                            expenditure
                                            associated with
                                            the
                                            developer’s
                                            contribution
                                            should normally
                                            be borne by the
                                            body or authority
                                            in which the asset
                                            is to be vested.

5.6                192             45       Justification of the   No change necessary. It is considered that the 15 year
                   Mr John Simpkin Object   15 year multiplier     maintenance period is necessary to establish greenspace of
                   (English                 should be              sufficient quality to serve the development with which the space is
                   Partnership)             provided to            related.
                                            minimise
                                            questioning by
                                            developers.




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6 Developer Requirements - small scale residential development
                                      ID /
Relevant Section       ID / Name             Representation                          Officer's Recommendation
                                     Type
6 Developer         190             20       Ensure that the      Agree. Ensure all terminology is in compliance with the parent
Requirements -      Mr Paul Byrne   Object   correct              policy from the Unitary Development Plan.
small scale         (Government              terminology is
residential         Office North             being used
development         West)
Table 6.1 Cost of   192             49       The costs /          Agreed. Change footnote In table 6.1 to read:
Provision and       Mr John Simpkin Object   figures used
Maintenance by      (English                 should be dated      Note: Costs provided as of 01/11/07. The cost of provision/
Typology            Partnership)             and an annual        maintenance will increase in line with the Retail Price Index (RPI).
                                             date for the         This increase will be applied as of 1st April each year.
                                             Application of the
                                             Retail Price Index
                                             (RPI) included.




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7 Legal Agreement Mechanisms
                                     ID /
Relevant Section      ID / Name             Representation                            Officer's Recommendation
                                    Type
7 Legal            192             50       Guidance should        No change necessary. It is considered that whilst unimplemented
Agreement          Mr John Simpkin Object   be provided on         funds should be returned to the developer, where funds need to
Mechanisms         (English                 the period of time     be 'pooled' to address a specific requirement within the local area
                   Partnership)             off site               of a development site, it may be that in order to achieve this,
                                            contributions will     setting a strict timetable for implementation would not allow the
                                            be held by the         flexibility required to address significant change within an area.
                                            authority prior to
                                            implementation of
                                            off site schemes.


Appendix A Greenspace typologies and standards in Knowsley
                                     ID /
Relevant Section      ID / Name             Representation                            Officer's Recommendation
                                    Type
Appendix A         192             51       No detail of play      No change necessary. It is considered that the appropriate level
Greenspace         Mr John Simpkin Object   provision, e.g.        of provision will be determined by the type of development
typologies and     (English                 Leaps, Neaps,          proposed and the existing forms of provision within the
standards in       Partnership)             etc. type of play      Substantial Residential Area. Pre application discussion is
Knowsley                                    equipment,             welcomed to determine the appropriate type of provision and to
                                            standards and          provide the developer with clarity on issues such as equipment
                                            costs are              and costs.
                                            provided. If this is
                                            subject to
                                            separate
                                            guidance then
                                            cross reference
                                            should be
                                            provided.



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                                          ID /
Relevant Section        ID / Name                Representation                          Officer's Recommendation
                                         Type
Appendix A           194                76       Appendix A could      No change necessary. The remit of the Supplementary Planning
Greenspace           Mrs Janet Belfield Object   be substantially      Document is to look at the availability of Greenspace to serve the
typologies and       (Natural England)           improved by the       recreational needs of local residents. The Green Space Strategy
standards in                                     inclusion of          which is currently in development will deal with broader issues of
Knowsley                                         details of the        design, conservation and enhancement of biodiversity and local
                                                 type, size and        character.
                                                 design
                                                 characteristics for
                                                 greenspace in
                                                 Knowsley.
B.3 Developer        132              30         Developer         No change necessary. It is considered that Unitary Development
contributions for    Ms Susannah Gill Object     contributions for Plan policy DQ4: Trees and Development, is concerned with new
enhancing            (The Mersey                 tree planting and planting and protection of existing trees.
existing sites can   Forest)                     maintenance
be allocated to a                                should also be
number of sites.                                 detailed.




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Appendix 4

Summary of comments received to the Greenspace Standards and New Development Supplementary Planning Document
Sustainability Appraisal:

(*Reference numbers: these correspond with the reference for each consultee on the database compiled for the Local Development
Framework, “LDF”, process held by the Council‟s Forward Planning team).




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Appendix B: Consultation Report
Green Space Standards and New Development: Sustainability Appraisal Draft
Version August 2007
   Relevant                          ID /
                    ID / Name               Representation                          Officer's Recommendation
   Section                          Type
Green Space      194               83       The                  No change necessary. It is considered that the Sustainability
Standards and    Mrs Janet         Object   Sustainability       Appraisal determines the impact the Supplementary Planning
New              Belfield                   Appraisal makes      Document will have on issues such as biodiversity. The
Development      (Natural England)          clear reference to   Supplementary Planning Document provides additional detail to the
Sustainability                              biodiversity and     Policies OS3 and OS5 of the Unitary Development Plan and meets
Appraisal and                               local character.     its remit as set out in para 10.5 of the Unitary Development Plan.
Strategic                                   Unfortunately this
Environmental                               does not carry       The Greenspace Strategy will detail biodiversity and issues of local
Assessment                                  through into the     character once drafted.
Draft Version                               Supplementary
August 2007                                 Planning
                                            Document.




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Erratum Sheet
                                      ID /
Relevant Section      ID / Name              Representation                          Officer's Recommendation
                                     Type
Erratum Sheet –    132              85     Good design and        No change necessary. The Supplementary Planning Document
Table 4.5          Ms Susannah      Object community              does not incorporate the issue of community involvement in the
                   Gill                    involvement can        management of green space. Therefore, it is considered that the
                   (The Mersey             help to reduce         sustainability appraisal of the Supplementary Planning Document
                   Forest)                 crime, disorder        should not take account of the issue of community management of
                                           and fear of crime.     green space with regards to the reduction of crime, disorder and
                                                                  the fear of crime.
Erratum Sheet      132              86       Table 4.5 - Green Agree. Insert the following into table 4.5:
                   Ms Susannah Gill Object   Space will also
                   (The Mersey               help adapt for    12. To mitigate and adapt to climate change including flood risk
                   Forest)                   climate change. Option 2
                                                               ++
                                                               Protecting and increasing greenspace in the Borough will improve
                                                               the environmental quality and help to mitigate and adapt to climate
                                                               change.
Erratum Sheet      132              87       Improved green       Agree. Add to table 4.5:
Table 4.5          Ms Susannah Gill Object   space will
                   (The Mersey               increase the         14. To increase local and new business
                   Forest)                   quality of the       +
                                             local environment    Improved green space will increase the quality of the local
                                             and attract inward   environment and attract inward investment, workers and
                                             investment           businesses.
Erratum Sheet      132              88       Improved green       Agree. Add information to table 4.5:
Table 4.5          Ms Susannah Gill Object   space will
                   (The Mersey               increase the         14. To increase local and new business:
                   Forest)                   quality of the       +
                                             local environment    Improved green space will increase the quality of the local
                                             and attract inward   environment and attract inward investment, workers and



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                                      ID /
Relevant Section      ID / Name              Representation                         Officer's Recommendation
                                     Type
                                             investment,          business.
                                             workers and
                                             business. This       15. To improve and increase the proportion of people economically
                                             could then help to   active, reducing unemployment:
                                             reduce               +
                                             unemployment in      Improved green space will increase the quality of the local
                                             the borough.         environment and attract inward investment, workers and
                                                                  business. This could then help to reduce unemployment in the
                                                                  borough.

    Relevant                          ID /
                      ID / Name              Representation                          Officer's Recommendation
    Section                          Type
Table 3.2          132              31       The Merseywide       Agree. Amend the Mersey-wide Policy section in table 3.2 to read:
Relevant Plans,    Ms Susannah Gill Object   section should
Programmes and     (The Mersey               also include The     Plans / policies and Programmes:
Environmental      Forest)                   Mersey Forest        The Mersey Forest Plan
Protection                                   Plan.
Objectives (Task                                                  Key Objectives:
A1)                                                               The aim of The Forest Partnership is to create 8,000 acres of
                                                                  new community woodlands and a wide range of associated
                                                                  environmental, economic and social benefits through
                                                                  sustainable landscape improvements to The Mersey Forest
                                                                  area over the 30-year period of the development of The Forest.

                                                                  Implications for the Sustainability Appraisal:
                                                                  Will improve the environmental quality of the Mersey region

                                                                  Web link:

                                                                  http://www.
                                                                  merseyforest.



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    Relevant                          ID /
                     ID / Name               Representation                            Officer's Recommendation
    Section                          Type
                                                                   org.uk.
Table 3.2        194               80        Consider that out     Agree. Include within table 3.2 in the 'National' section:
Relevant Plans, Mrs Janet Belfield Object    publication,
Programmes and (Natural England)             'Accessible           Plans / Policies and Programmes: Accessible Natural
Environmental                                Natural               Greenspace in Towns and Cities
Protection                                   Greenspace
Objectives (Task                             Standards in          Key Objectives:
A1)                                          Town and Cities'
                                             is particularly       everyday contact with nature is important for well-being and
                                             relevant to the       quality of life;
                                             Supplementary
                                             Planning              everyone should be able to enjoy this contact, in safety,
                                             Document topic        without having to make any special effort or journey to do so;
                                             and ought to be
                                             included. It          natural greenspace in towns and cities can play an important
                                             contains some         part in helping safeguard our national treasure of wildlife and
                                             useful reference      geological features;
                                             points and
                                             indicators for you.   accessible natural greenspaces give everyone an excellent
                                                                   chance to learn about nature and to help protect it in practical
                                                                   ways.

                                                                   Implications for Sustainability Appraisal: To ensure that the
                                                                   residential environment has access to appropriate levels and
                                                                   types of greenspace.

                                                                   Web link: http://www.english-nature.org.uk/special/
                                                                   greenspace/
Table 3.2       194                92     Consider that            Agree. The document should be referenced within the relevant
Relevant Plans, Mrs Janet Belfield Object their publication        plans, policies and programmes section (see above).
Programmes and (Natural England)          'Accessible



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    Relevant                    ID /
                   ID / Name           Representation           Officer's Recommendation
    Section                    Type
Environmental                          Natural
Protection                             Greenspace
Objectives (Task                       Standards in
A1)                                    Towns and Cities'
                                       is particularly
                                       relevant to the
                                       Supplementary
                                       Planning
                                       Document.




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    Relevant                         ID /
                     ID / Name              Representation                              Officer's Recommendation
    Section                         Type
Table 3.3 Table   132              32       To increase             No change. At present there is no baseline data to support
to show           Ms Susannah Gill Object   public safety by        indicators to display fear of crime / disorder. If this becomes
Objectives and    (The Mersey               reducing crime,         available then it is noted that this would be useful in subsequent
associated        Forest)                   disorder and fear       Sustainability Appraisals.
indicators                                  of crime –
                                            indicators
                                            focused on
                                            'serious' / 'violent'
                                            crime and do not
                                            capture fear of
                                            crime or disorder
                                            aspects.
Table 3.3 Table   132              33       Some of the             Agree. Ensure all headings are highlighted in bold.
to show           Ms Susannah Gill Object   headings have
Objectives and    (The Mersey               not been
associated        Forest)                   highlighted in
indicators                                  bold where they
                                            should be.
Table 3.3 Table   132              34       To protect,        Agree. Insert row stating:
to show           Ms Susannah Gill Object   improve and,
Objectives and    (The Mersey               where necessary, % of tree cover
associated        Forest)                   restore water and
indicators                                  air quality - % of
                                            tree cover would
                                            be another good
                                            baseline (trees
                                            remove
                                            particulates from
                                            the air, thereby
                                            improving air



                                                                    47
    Relevant                         ID /
                     ID / Name              Representation                           Officer's Recommendation
    Section                         Type
                                            quality air
                                            quality). Trees
                                            also reduce the
                                            rate and volume
                                            of rainwater
                                            runoff, reducing
                                            flooding and
                                            dispersed
                                            pollution.
Table 3.3 Table   132              36       To reduce the     No change necessary. The information for such indicators is not
to show           Ms Susannah Gill Object   need to travel    currently available and therefore cannot be monitored
Objectives and    (The Mersey               and improve       appropriately.
associated        Forest)                   choice and use of
indicators                                  more sustainable
                                            transport modes -
                                            Indicators should
                                            include length of
                                            cycle paths,
                                            public rights of
                                            way, greenways
                                            etc.
Table 3.3 Table   132              38       To mitigate and     Agree. In table 3.3 under the heading, ' To mitigate and adapt to
to show           Ms Susannah Gill Object   adapt to climate    climate change' insert the following rows:
Objectives and    (The Mersey               change including
associated        Forest)                   flood risk -        '% of green cover'
indicators                                  Indicators should
                                            include % of        '% of tree cover'
                                            green cover and
                                            % of tree cover     The indicator 'Amount of previously developed land' refers to the
                                            as these have       objective 'To protect, manage and enhance the quality of the area
                                            been shown to       by reducing derelict, degraded and underused land' and so is not



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    Relevant                         ID /
                     ID / Name              Representation                          Officer's Recommendation
    Section                         Type
                                            be an effective    relevant to this objective.
                                            means of
                                            adapting for
                                            increasing
                                            temperatures in
                                            urban areas. Also
                                            be careful with
                                            using 'amount of
                                            previously
                                            developed land'
                                            etc as indicators,
                                            such areas can
                                            be used for
                                            informal
                                            recreation and if
                                            they are built on,
                                            this could reduce
                                            the amount of
                                            vegetation and
                                            increase surface
                                            sealing and
                                            thereby reduce
                                            the adaptive
                                            capacity of areas.
Table 3.3 Table   194                81      We welcome the No changes necessary. The support is welcomed.
to show           Mrs Janet Belfield Support revisions to
Objectives and    (Natural England)          tables 3.3, 3.5
associated                                   and 3.6 as shown
indicators                                   on the Erratum
                                             Sheet.




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    Relevant                        ID /
                    ID / Name              Representation                          Officer's Recommendation
    Section                        Type
Table 3.4        132              39       'Environmental        Agree.Table 3.4 under the heading 'Environmental issues' should
Sustainability   Ms Susannah Gill Object   issues' and           read: Environmental issues: Policies, plans, programmes and
issues and       (The Mersey               'Quality, quantity    baseline information. The Mersey Forest Plan.
problems for     Forest)                   and access to         Under the heading 'Quantity, quality and access to local open
Greenspace                                 local open space'     space' should read: Quantity, quality and access to local open
Standards in                               should refer to       space: Planning Policy Guidance note 17: Planning for sport, open
Knowsley                                   'The Mersey           space and recreation Knowsley Unitary Development Plan The NW
                                           Forest Plan'.         Plan for Sport and Physical Activity 2004 -2008 Sport England in
                                                                 the North West
                                                                 Open Space, Recreation and Sports Needs Assessment and
                                                                 Strategy (PMP consultants, April 2005) The Mersey Forest Plan

    Relevant                        ID /
                    ID / Name              Representation                          Officer's Recommendation
    Section                        Type
Table 3.5        194                82      We welcome the Welcome the support. No changes necessary.
Sustainability   Mrs Janet Belfield Support revisions to
Appraisal        (Natural England)          tables 3.3, 3.5
Objectives and                              and 3.6 as shown
Strategic                                   on the Erratum
Environmental                               Sheet.
Assessment
Criteria
Table 3.5        47               116      Table 3.5             Agree. Amend table 3.5 to read:
Sustainability   Mr Jermaine      Object   includes issues
Appraisal        Daniels                   such as property      Maintenance of high and stable levels of economic growth and
Objectives and   (Merseyside               modification,         employment:
Strategic        Environmental             housing mix,
Environmental    Advisory Service          attractive built      What the Supplementary Planning Document should/can seek to
Assessment       (MEAS))                   environment and       achieve:
Criteria                                   protection of         Ensure that people can modify their property to meet living
                                           Sites of Biological   requirements.


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Relevant                ID /
           ID / Name           Representation                          Officer's Recommendation
Section                Type
                               Interest, which do   Improve the local environment making it more attractive to
                               not seem central     employers, thus helping to improve the employment
                               to the               opportunities in the Borough.
                               Supplementary
                               Planning             To promote inclusive communities:
                               Document.
                                                    What the Supplementary Planning Document should/can seek to
                                                    achieve:
                                                    Improve Housing mix
                                                    Improve Housing standards by ensuring new extensions meet
                                                    design standards and are energy efficient.
                                                    Improve health by providing greater levels of higher quality
                                                    greenspace which is accessible to the local community.

                                                    To develop and maintain an effective transport system:

                                                    What the Supplementary Planning Document should/can seek to
                                                    achieve:
                                                    Increase opportunities for walking/cycling by ensuring pedestrian
                                                    views are safeguarded by new development residents have
                                                    access to enough good quality greenspace in their area.

                                                    To protect and enhance the Borough's cultural heritage:

                                                    What the Supplementary Planning Document should/can seek to
                                                    achieve:
                                                    Create an attractive built environment urban area by providing
                                                    more, better quality greenspaces.
                                                    Improve design quality of housing adjacent to areas of cultural or
                                                    historic interest.
                                                    Protect greenspaces in areas of cultural and historic interest.




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    Relevant                            ID /
                           ID / Name           Representation                          Officer's Recommendation
    Section                            Type
Task B1:Testing      47               117      Reference is         Reference is erroneous. Replace with 'Supplementary Planning
the                  Mr Jermaine      Object   made to the term     Document'. Title for task B1 should read:
Supplementary        Daniels                   „IPS‟ in certain
Planning             (Merseyside               sections of the      Task B1: Testing the IPSSupplementary Planning Document
Document             Environmental             document;            objectives against the sustainability framework.
objectives against   Advisory Service          clarification is
the sustainability   (MEAS))                   required on the
appraisal                                      definition of this
framework                                      acronym.

    Relevant                            ID /
                           ID / Name           Representation                          Officer's Recommendation
    Section                            Type
Table 4.3            132              42       To protect,          Agree. 1st cell under the heading 'To protect, enhance and
Appraisal of         Ms Susannah Gill Object   enhance and          manage biodiversity, the viability of endangered habitats and sites
Objectives           (The Mersey               manage               of geological and biological importance' should read:
                     Forest)                   biodiversity, the
                                               viability of         '+
                                               endangered           Will have an overall positive impact upon important habitats and
                                               species, habitats    species through the promotion of energy effiiciencyprotection of
                                               and sites of         existing and provision of new areas of greenspace, providing
                                               geological and       a network of green space.'
                                               biological
                                               importance - 1st
                                               cell should be
                                               about positive
                                               impact from
                                               improved
                                               connectivity of
                                               green spaces.
Table 4.3            132               44      To protect,          Agree. Under the heading 'To protect, enhance and manage


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    Relevant                      ID /
                  ID / Name              Representation                          Officer's Recommendation
    Section                      Type
Appraisal of   Ms Susannah Gill Object enhance and           biodiversity, the viability of endangered species, habitats and sites
Objectives     (The Mersey             manage                of geological importance' the 4th cell should read:
               Forest)                 biodiversity, the
                                       viability of          '+
                                       endangered            Will have an overall positive impact upon important habitats and
                                       species, habitats     species through the promotion of energy efficiency increasing
                                       and sites of          contact with and awareness of nature.'
                                       geological and
                                       biological
                                       importance - 4th
                                       cell, again,
                                       shouldn't be
                                       about energy
                                       efficiency but
                                       should be about
                                       improved contact
                                       with and
                                       awareness of
                                       nature.
Table 4.3      132              46       To protect,         Agree. Amend table 4.3 to read:
Appraisal of   Ms Susannah Gill Object   enhance and
Objectives     (The Mersey               manage              To protect, enhance and manage biodiversity, the viability of
               Forest)                   biodiversity, the   endangered species, habitats and sites of geological and biological
                                         viability of        importance:
                                         endangered
                                         species, habitats   (6th cell)
                                         and sites of        ++
                                         geological and      Preservation and management of natural features will benefit
                                         biological          biodiversity.
                                         importance - 6th
                                         cell should be a
                                         ++.


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    Relevant                      ID /
                  ID / Name              Representation                           Officer's Recommendation
    Section                      Type
Table 4.3      132              48       To protect, and       Amend table 4.3 to read:
Appraisal of   Ms Susannah Gill Object   where necessary
Objectives     (The Mersey               restore water and     To protect, and where necessary restore water and air quality:
               Forest)                   air quality - Cells
                                         should all have at    (Cells 1 - 3)
                                         least a „+‟ as        +
                                         green space, and      Greenspace (especially tree cover) can help to improve air and
                                         especially tree       water quality.
                                         cover, can
                                         improve air and       (Cell 6)
                                         water quality.        +
                                                               Greenspace (especially tree cover) can help to improve air and
                                                               water quality
Table 4.3      132              52       To improve            Agree. Amend Table 4.3 to read:
Appraisal of   Ms Susannah Gill Object   health and
Objectives     (The Mersey               reduce health         To improve health and reduce health inequalities:
               Forest)                   inequalities - This
                                         section should        (Cell 2)
                                         also mention that     ++
                                         it improves           An increase in the quantity of greenspace will help to provide for
                                         mental health and     each residents recreational needs and will benefit their overall
                                         well being, and       wellbeing, contributing to improvements in mental health and
                                         can benefit health    through improving air quality.
                                         through improved
                                         air quality etc.
Table 4.3      132              53       To increase           Agree. Amend table 4.3 to read:
Appraisal of   Ms Susannah Gill Object   public safety by
Objectives     (The Mersey               reducing fear of      To increase public safety by reducing fear of crime, disorder and
               Forest)                   crime, disorder       fear of crime:
                                         and fear of crime
                                         - If the community    (Cell 3)



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    Relevant                      ID /
                  ID / Name              Representation                           Officer's Recommendation
    Section                      Type
                                         is involved and       +
                                         green spaces are      An increase in the quality of greenspace (ensuring
                                         well designed         greenspaces are well designed) will contribute towards the
                                         then green space      reduction of fear of crime.
                                         will be beneficial.
Table 4.3      132              55       To provide a          Amend table 4.3 to read:
Appraisal of   Ms Susannah Gill Object   good quality
Objectives     (The Mersey               mixture of            To provide a good quality mixture of resource efficient housing:
               Forest)                   resource efficient
                                         housing - Green       (Cells 1-3)
                                         space provision       +
                                         can help to           Green space provision can help to reduce heating and cooling
                                         reduce heating        costs in buildings, thereby making housing more resource
                                         and cooling costs     efficient.
                                         in buildings,
                                         thereby making
                                         housing more
                                         resource efficient.
Table 4.3      132              56       To reduce the         Amend Table 4.3 to read:
Appraisal of   Ms Susannah Gill Object   need to travel
Objectives     (The Mersey               and improve           To reduce the need to travel and improve choice and use of a more
               Forest)                   choice and use of     sustainable public transport modes:
                                         a more
                                         sustainable public    (Cells 1)
                                         transport modes -     +
                                         This should not       Enhancement of the network of greenspace and sporting
                                         just be about         facilities within the Borough will reduce the need to travel to
                                         travelling to green   access facilities further afield.
                                         spaces but
                                         travelling through    (Cell 2)
                                         green spaces to       Increasing the quantity of greenspace in the Borough will mean



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    Relevant                       ID /
                  ID / Name               Representation                         Officer's Recommendation
    Section                       Type
                                          get to other      that more residents will be able to access greenspace on foot and
                                          places e.g. work, travel through greenspace to access other locations in the
                                          shops etc.        Borough.

                                                               (Cell 3)
                                                               ....reduce the need to travel to access better quality greenspace
                                                               elsewhere and provide the opportunity for residents to travel
                                                               through greenspace to access other locations in the Borough.

                                                               (Cell 4)
                                                               ......greatly reduce the need to travel and encourage people to
                                                               access greenspace on foot and allow residents to travel through
                                                               greenspace to access other locations in the Borough.
Table 4.3      132              57        To reduce the        Amend table 4.3 to read:
Appraisal of   Ms Susannah Gill Object    need to travel
Objectives     (The Mersey                and improve          To reduce the need to travel and improve choice and use of a more
               Forest)                    choice and use of    sustainable public transport modes:
                                          a more
                                          sustainable public   (cell 1)
                                          transport modes -    +
                                          1st cell should be   A network of enhanced greenspace would make travelling
                                          a + as the           through greenspace, and therefore providing an alternative to
                                          network of green     the private car, more attractive.
                                          spaces would
                                          make travelling
                                          through green
                                          spaces more
                                          attractive.
Table 4.3      132              74     To mitigate and Agree. Amend table 4.3 to read:
Appraisal of   Ms Susannah Gill Object adapt to climate
Objectives     (The Mersey             change including To mitigate and adapt to climate change including flood risk:



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    Relevant                      ID /
                  ID / Name              Representation                          Officer's Recommendation
    Section                      Type
               Forest)                   flood risk - This
                                         section is          (Cell 1)
                                         currently missing   Protecting and increasing greenspace in the Borough will improve
                                         the importance of   the environmental quality and help to mitigate and adapt to climate
                                         green space in      change. Greenspace can also work towards reducing surface
                                         adapting to         temperature.
                                         climate change.
Table 4.3      132              78       To mitigate and     Agreed. Amend table 4.3 to read:
Appraisal of   Ms Susannah Gill Object   adapt to climate
Objectives     (The Mersey               change including    (Cell 1)
               Forest)                   flood risk - This   +
                                         section is          .....will improve the environmental quality and help to mitigate and
                                         currently missing   adapt to climate change.
                                         the importance of
                                         green space in      (cell 2)
                                         adapting for        +
                                         climate change.     ......will improve the environmental quality and help to mitigate and
                                         Green space can     adapt to climate change.
                                         help us to adapt
                                         for increased       (cell 3)
                                         rainfall.           +
                                                             A reduction in the need to travel by car to access greenspace
                                                             will help to mitigate and adapt to climate change.

                                                             (Cell 5)
                                                             +
                                                             The preservation of such features will help to mitigate and adapt
                                                             to climate change.

                                                             (cell 6)
                                                             +
                                                             The preservation of such features will help to mitigate and adapt


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    Relevant                      ID /
                  ID / Name              Representation                            Officer's Recommendation
    Section                      Type
                                                              to climate change.
Table 4.3      132              79       To mitigate and      Agree. Amend table 4.3 to read:
Appraisal of   Ms Susannah Gill Object   adapt to climate
Objectives     (The Mersey               change including     To mitigate and adapt to climate change including flood risk:
               Forest)                   flood risk - This
                                         section is           (cell 5)
                                         currently missing    +
                                         the importance of    The preservation of such features will help to mitigate and adapt
                                         green space in       to climate change.
                                         adapting for
                                         climate change.
Table 4.3      132              84       To increase local    Agree. Amend table 4.3 as follows:
Appraisal of   Ms Susannah Gill Object   and new
Objectives     (The Mersey               business - Should    To increase local and new business:
               Forest)                   have +'s as          +
                                         improved             Improved environmental quality attracts business and
                                         environmental        improves the local economy
                                         quality attracts
                                         business and
                                         improves the
                                         local economy.
Table 4.3      47               121      Table 4.3 should     Agree. 1st cell under the heading 'To protect, enhance and
Appraisal of   Mr Jermaine      Object   be revisited as it   manage biodiversity, the viability of endangered habitats and sites
Objectives     Daniels                   is considered that   of geological and biological importance' should read:
               (Merseyside               the
               Environmental             Supplementary        '+
               Advisory Service          Planning             Will have an overall positive impact upon important habitats
               (MEAS))                   Document             and species through the protection of existing and provision
                                         objectives will      of new areas of greenspace, providing a network of green
                                         have a more          space.'
                                         positive



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Relevant                ID /
           ID / Name           Representation                         Officer's Recommendation
Section                Type
                               contribution to the Under the heading 'To protect, enhance and manage biodiversity,
                               Sustainability      the viability of endangered species, habitats and sites of geological
                               Appraisal           importance' the 4th cell should read:
                               objectives.
                                                   '+
                                                   Will have an overall positive impact upon important habitats
                                                   and species through increasing contact with and awareness
                                                   of nature.'

                                                  Amend table 4.3 to read:

                                                  To protect, enhance and manage biodiversity, the viability of
                                                  endangered species, habitats and sites of geological and biological
                                                  importance:

                                                  (6th cell) ++
                                                  Preservation and management of natural features will benefit
                                                  biodiversity.

                                                  Amend table 4.3 to read:

                                                  To protect, and where necessary restore water and air quality:

                                                  (Cells 1 - 3)
                                                  +
                                                  Greenspace (especially tree cover) can help to improve air and
                                                  water quality.

                                                  (Cell 6)
                                                  +
                                                  Greenspace (especially tree cover) can help to improve air and
                                                  water quality


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Relevant                ID /
           ID / Name           Representation                      Officer's Recommendation
Section                Type

                                                Amend Table 4.3 to read:

                                                To improve health and reduce health inequalities:

                                                (Cell 2) ++
                                                An increase in the quantity of greenspace will help to provide
                                                for each residents recreational needs and will benefit their
                                                overall wellbeing, contributing to improvements in mental
                                                health and through improving air quality.

                                                Amend table 4.3 to read:

                                                To increase public safety by reducing fear of crime, disorder and
                                                fear of crime:

                                                (Cell 3)
                                                +
                                                An increase in the quality of greenspace (ensuring
                                                greenspaces are well designed) will contribute towards the
                                                reduction of fear of crime.

                                                Amend table 4.3 to read:

                                                To provide a good quality mixture of resource efficient housing:

                                                (Cells 1-3)
                                                +
                                                Green space provision can help to reduce heating and cooling
                                                costs in buildings, thereby making housing more resource
                                                efficient.




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Relevant                ID /
           ID / Name           Representation                     Officer's Recommendation
Section                Type
                                                Amend Table 4.3 to read:

                                                To reduce the need to travel and improve choice and use of a more
                                                sustainable public transport modes:

                                                (Cells 1)
                                                +
                                                Enhancement of the network of greenspace and sporting
                                                facilities within the Borough will reduce the need to travel to
                                                access facilities further afield.

                                                (Cell 2)
                                                Increasing the quantity of greenspace in the Borough will
                                                mean that more residents will be able to access greenspace
                                                on foot and travel through greenspace to access other
                                                locations in the Borough.

                                                (Cell 3)
                                                ....reduce the need to travel to access better quality
                                                greenspace elsewhere and provide the opportunity for
                                                residents to travel through greenspace to access other
                                                locations in the Borough.

                                                (Cell 4)
                                                ......greatly reduce the need to travel and encourage people to
                                                access greenspace on foot and allow residents to travel
                                                through greenspace to access other locations in the Borough.

                                                Amend table 4.3 to read:

                                                To reduce the need to travel and improve choice and use of a more
                                                sustainable public transport modes:


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Relevant                ID /
           ID / Name           Representation                       Officer's Recommendation
Section                Type

                                                (cell 1)
                                                +
                                                A network of enhanced greenspace would make travelling
                                                through greenspace, and therefore providing an alternative to
                                                the private car, more attractive.

                                                Amend table 4.3 to read:

                                                To mitigate and adapt to climate change including flood risk:

                                                (Cell 1)
                                                Protecting and increasing greenspace in the Borough will improve
                                                the environmental quality and help to mitigate and adapt to climate
                                                change. Greenspace can also work towards reducing surface
                                                temperature.

                                                Amend table 4.3 to read:

                                                (Cell 1)
                                                +
                                                .....Will improve the environmental quality and help to mitigate and
                                                adapt to climate change.

                                                (cell 2)
                                                +
                                                ......will improve the environmental quality and help to mitigate and
                                                adapt to climate change.

                                                (cell 3)
                                                +
                                                A reduction in the need to travel by car to access greenspace will


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    Relevant                     ID /
                  ID / Name             Representation                      Officer's Recommendation
    Section                     Type
                                                         help to mitigate and adapt to climate change.

                                                         (Cell 5)
                                                         +
                                                         The preservation of such features will help to mitigate and adapt
                                                         to climate change.

                                                         (cell 6)
                                                         +
                                                         The preservation of such features will help to mitigate and adapt
                                                         to climate change.

                                                         Amend table 4.3 to read:

                                                         To mitigate and adapt to climate change including flood risk:

                                                         (cell 5)
                                                         +
                                                         The preservation of such features will help to mitigate and adapt
                                                         to climate change.

                                                         Amend table 4.3 as follows:

                                                         To increase local and new business:
                                                         +
                                                         Improved environmental quality attracts business and
                                                         improves the local economy
Table 4.3      47              122    It is also known  Agree. Amend table 4.3 to read:
Appraisal of   Mr Jermaine     Object that high quality
Objectives     Daniels                open space that To increase public safety by reducing fear of crime, disorder and
               (Merseyside            is accessible to  fear of crime:
               Environmental          all members of a


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    Relevant                               ID /
                          ID / Name               Representation                         Officer's Recommendation
    Section                               Type
                       Advisory Service           community can        (Cell 3)
                       (MEAS))                    reduce crime and     +
                                                  the fear of crime    An increase in the quality of greenspace (ensuring
                                                  by their design.     greenspaces are well designed) will contribute towards the
                                                                       reduction of fear of crime.

    Relevant                               ID /
                          ID / Name               Representation                         Officer's Recommendation
    Section                               Type
Task                   47               118       Reference is         Reference is erroneous. Need to amend to refer to the
B2:Developing          Mr Jermaine      Object    made to the term     Supplementary Planning Document. Amend heading for task B2 to
the                    Daniels                    „IPS‟ in certain     read:
Supplementary          (Merseyside                sections of the
Planning               Environmental              document;            Task B2: Developing the IPSSupplementary Planning Document
Document               Advisory Service           clarification is     options
options                (MEAS))                    required on the
                                                  definition of this
                                                  acronym.

    Relevant                               ID /
                          ID / Name               Representation                         Officer's Recommendation
    Section                               Type
Task                   47               119       Reference is         Reference is erroneous. Amend to refer to the Supplementary
B4:Evaluating the      Mr Jermaine      Object    made to the term     Planning Document. Amend heading for Task B4 to read:
effects of the draft   Daniels                    „IPS‟ in certain
Supplementary          (Merseyside                sections of the      Task B4: Evaluating the effects of the draft IPSSupplementary
Planning               Environmental              document;            Planning Document
Document               Advisory Service           clarification is
                       (MEAS))                    required on the
                                                  definition of this
                                                  acronym.




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    Relevant                             ID /
                         ID / Name              Representation                          Officer's Recommendation
    Section                             Type
Task                  47               120      Reference is         Reference is erroneous. Amend to refer to the Supplementary
B6:Proposing          Mr Jermaine      Object   made to the term     Planning Document. Amend heading for task B6 to read:
measures to           Daniels                   „IPS‟ in certain
monitor the           (Merseyside               sections of the      Task B6: Proposing measures to monitor the significant effects of
significant effects   Environmental             document;            implementing the IPSSupplementary Planning Document.
of implementing       Advisory Service          clarification is
the                   (MEAS))                   required on the
Supplementary                                   definition of this
Planning                                        acronym.
Document




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