Green Belt Housing Plan takes a step closer at Sefton Council’s Scrutiny Committee May 28th, 2013 admin Latest News Shares Comments Green Belt Housing Plan takes a step closer at Sefton Council’s Scrutiny Committee Sefton Council’s Overview & Scrutiny Committee last night endorsed the controversial Local Plan “Preferred Option Document”, which proposes the building of thousands of houses on Green Belt land, by the narrowest of margins. Labour councillors on the Committee outvoted Lib Dems and Conservatives by 5 votes to 4 to send the Document, through to the Planning Committee with no amendments. The majority of the 5 Labour councillors who voted for the recommendation were from Formby, Crosby and Maghull, ironically the areas where the proposals to build in the Green Belt have been most controversial. Lib Dems Sue McGuire, Simon Shaw and Fred Weavers, together with Conservative Terry Jones (all from Southport) voted against the recommendation. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07930717137 Email [email protected] Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected] – relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Onthespot – your online reporter www.onthespotnews.co.uk Do you have a story to tell? Call OTS www.callots.co.uk Please text or phone 07930717137 or email [email protected] Follow OTS (Onthespot) on Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Related Comments comments!