Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,
In November 2009 the Cabinet of Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council approved a Masterplan for the regeneration of Hoylake and West Kirby. This included the 'Greater Concourse Project' for West Kirby.
The population of West Kirby is approximately 13,000.
Please provide me with details of the public participation that preceded the Greater Concourse proposals, when all options were open and when public participation could be effective.
EXACTLY how many of the 13,000 West Kirby residents participated in a public participation process before the Greater Concourse Project plans were produced.
Please provide DETAILS of any public library posters that were displayed advertising PUBLIC MEETINGS concerning prospective plans, prior to November 2009, concerning the future of West Kirby's town centre, including the area around the Concourse Leisure Centre, Public Library, Fire Station and Health Centre.
Wirral Council thanks you for your request please find information the
Department of Regeneration & Environment can provide to you as follows:
1. The Hoylake & West Kirby Masterplan was formally approved by Cabinet
on 18 November 2004 following the earlier report of 9 November to the
Economic Regeneration & Planning Strategy Committee. A copy of the report
and accompanying appendices are attached for information.
2. Four public consultation events were organised at the time, two in
Hoylake and a further two in West Kirby as follows:
27/9/04 – Hoyle Rd Community Centre, Hoylake
28/9/04 – Kings Gap Court Hotel, Hoylake
5/10/04 – Concourse, West Kirby
6/10/04 – Westbourne Hall, West Kirby
These events having been widely publicised at the time through adverts
placed in Wirral News, Wirral Globe and information posted onto the
Council website. In addition flyers/posters were widely circulated to all
the local libraries and local community centres. In order to engage with
as many members of the public as possible, the consultation workshops were
scheduled for during the day and in the evening.
All the consultation that took place was on the Masterplan as a whole and
not on any specific project proposal.
3. As reported the four events were attended by over 300 members of the
public, resulting in 48 questionnaires returned (see Appendix1).
4. Following Cabinet’s endorsement of the Masterplan, a copy of the
Executive Summary was posted on to the Council website for public viewing.
At the same time hard copies of the Masterplan were also made available
for the public to view and copies placed in the following libraries;
Greasby, Heswall, Hoylake, Irby and West Kirby. Unfortunately due to the
large size of the document it wasn’t possible to make this available for
download from the Council’s website.
We trust that this satisfactorily addresses your enquiry.
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