Plans for biodome in Liverpool park scrapped

A proposal to build a biodome in one of Liverpool's best-loved parks has been canned after facing criticism from the public and council members.

Plans to build a biodome in Croxteth Park have been canned. Image: Signature Living
Plans to build a biodome in Croxteth Park have been canned. Image: Signature Living

Property developer Signature Living had released a proposal to build a biodome with swimming pool and log cabins in Croxteth Park and turn the Grade II* listed Croxteth Hall into a hotel, wedding venue and events space.

Liverpool City Council is looking for ways to increase income in its key parks as it faces a future with no budget for parks maintenance. Signature Living released the proposal to get public feedback before submitting it to the council.

But councillor Steve Munby, who is council member for parks, criticised the plans, saying they would turn Croxteth into a "Center Parcs".

The company has now submitted a revised proposal, which still includes turning Croxteth Hall into a hotel and wedding venue with space to hold community events, as well as a horse riding centre and nature trail.

Under the plans, the property would be held in a long leasehold by Signature Living, with ownership remaining with the city council.

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