Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,
Can you please send me all details (acreage,ownership details and any specific registered/listed biodiversity survey details) of ALL land including private which is under consideration for use re-proposed Signature Luxury Golf Resort, Hoylake and West Kirby.
Dear Mr Barnes
Thank you for your request for information regarding the proposed Hoylake
Golf Resort project.
The proposed golf resort land footprint comprises a total of 357.14 acres
of land in Hoylake. The land consists of mainly poor quality farmland and
the existing Hoylake municipal golf course.
The Council own 188.52 acres of land, most of which is leased to local
farmers. By adding the footprint of the Hoylake municipal golf course this
area increases to a total of 294.52 acres. The remaining land (62.62
acres) is owned by third party private owners that have all agreed to be
part of the project and to sell their land if the project receives
With regard to issues relating to the biodiversity of the land, although
desk top reviews have been undertaken in the past, the entire site will be
the subject of full habitat screening and assessments including surveys of
the existing flora and fauna and studies that will determine the full
environmental impact of the proposals and the mitigation of these impacts.
This work will be untaken as part of the preparation of the planning
application to be submitted to the Council in due course.
Once submitted the Council will draw upon the advice of expert ecologists
from the Merseyside Environmental Advisory Service to assess the technical
competence of the information submitted and its conclusions. In addition
consultation will be undertaken with statutory bodies such as Natural
England and the Environment Agency as well as a wide range of interested
environmental groups such as Wirral Wildlife and the RSPB amongst others.
Information pertaining to the planning application will be made available
to the public when submitted and further consultation with the local
community will be undertaken so that everyone can make their views known
to the Council.
I hope this information is of interest to you.
Information Management Officer
Legal & Member Services
Transformation & Resources Department
Wallasey Town Hall
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