Deputy prime minister John Pres-cott has reiterated his commitment to green space provision under
the Cleaner, Safer, Greener strategy, following a backlash against plans to redevelop housing in Toxteth, Liverpool.
Locals are angered at plans, under the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister’s Pathfinder sch-eme, to replace Victorian terraced housing with modern homes. They feel the scheme will deliver apartments with no outside space and will mean the demolition of some houses with gardens.
But Prescott, speaking in an interview at the Labour Party Conference, said the replacement housing will provide better environments and “people want a bit of green space”.
An ODPM representative said: “In parts of Liverpool, it has been noted that housing is too dense and many homes don’t have proper gardens. Open space delivery is central to Cleaner, Safer, Greener and Pathfinder is a big part of that.”
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