Who is behind West Tree Estates and how did this company buy Ducie St, Liverpool L8?

Mr Bett made this Freedom of Information request to Liverpool City Council

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Dear Liverpool City Council,

Supply the following information:

1.
A full list of ex- council properties or houses sold to West tree estates over the past 12 years.
2.
In June 2020, a legal agreement was signed between the developer (West Tree Estates) and Liverpool City Council with regards to all the homes and land on Ducie Street L8, who in the planning office and the city council was involved in this agreement?
3. Why did West tree Estates get awarded this contract at Ducie Street and how much did this company pay for the land?

4. Mr. Tony Mousedale 2 years ago was asked all about this land in Ducie Street by a number of good local builders wishing to revamp the street back into affordable homes, however, Mr. Mousedale said the land was not for sale, yet we now are told only (West tree Estates) would have the rights to become the winning developer could the city council explain this in plain English?

5. Did the Liverpool city Council ask or do any background checks on this company (West tree Estates) past track record with developments in the city of Liverpool and who will now fund the project at Ducie Street?

6. Has West Tree Estates in the past Mr & Mrs Guy been in any way involved with the Mayor, Joe Anderson with regards to this project (Ducie Street) has the Mayor been to Ducie Street in the past 3 years and met Mr Guy on site there?

7.Has West tree Estates given any gifts in kind or hospitalities to any person in the planning office or to any member of the Liverpool City council?

8. Has Mr. Derick Hatton or Ben Hatton, been involved in the agreement with West Tree Estates & the Liverpool city council or has Mr. Hatton gifted any funds to persons within the planning office and or the Liverpool City council acting for (West Tree Estates) or West Tree Developments ltd?

From the Liverpool Echo
Woman painting murals on derelict Liverpool street to stop a development 'nobody wants'
"When I heard it was going to be the development it was, I literally saw red."

Lisa Rand Community Reporter Liverpool Echo 15th Nov 2020.

Cllr Tomas Logan,
Literally no-one from the area wants the developments on (Ducie St) to take place. There have been more welcome plans dropped. The profit driven agenda of the current developer will have to crush art and bury memories.

Yours faithfully,
Ms. Bett

Liverpool City Council

 
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Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 16
November 2020 concerning Dear Liverpool City Council,

Supply the following information:

1.
A full list of ex- council properties or houses sold to West tree estates
over the past 12 years.
2.
In June 2020, a legal agreement was signed between the developer (West
Tree Estates) and Liverpool City Council with regards to all the homes and
land on Ducie Street L8, who in the planning office and the city council
was involved in this agreement?
3. Why did West tree Estates get awarded this contract at Ducie Street and
how much did this company pay for the land?

4. Mr. Tony Mousedale 2 years ago was asked all about this land in Ducie
Street by a number of good local builders wishing to revamp the street
back into affordable homes, however, Mr. Mousedale said the land was not
for sale, yet we now are told only (West tree Estates) would have the
rights to become the winning developer could the city council explain this
in plain English?

5. Did the Liverpool city Council ask or do any background checks on this
company (West tree Estates) past track record with developments in the
city of Liverpool and who will now fund the project at Ducie Street?

6. Has West Tree Estates in the past Mr & Mrs Guy been in any way involved
with the Mayor, Joe Anderson with regards to this project (Ducie Street)
has the Mayor been to Ducie Street in the past 3 years and met Mr Guy on
site there?

7.Has West tree Estates given any gifts in kind or hospitalities to any
person in the planning office or to any member of the Liverpool City
council?

8. Has Mr. Derick Hatton or Ben Hatton, been involved in the agreement
with West Tree Estates & the Liverpool city council or has Mr. Hatton
gifted any funds to persons within the planning office and or the
Liverpool City council acting for (West Tree Estates) or West Tree
Developments ltd?

From the Liverpool Echo
Woman painting murals on derelict Liverpool street to stop a development
'nobody wants'
"When I heard it was going to be the development it was, I literally saw
red."

Lisa Rand Community Reporter Liverpool Echo 15th Nov 2020.

Cllr Tomas Logan,
Literally no-one from the area wants the developments on (Ducie St) to
take place. There have been more welcome plans dropped. The profit driven
agenda of the current developer will have to crush art and bury memories.

Yours faithfully,
Ms. Bett...
 
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