Pathfinder scheme faces backlash

ODPM confirms its commitment to green space in face of redevelopment concerns

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.”

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus
Follow us on:
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Google +
Horticulture Jobs
More Horticulture Jobs

Are you a landscape supplier?

Horticulture Week Landscape Project Leads

If so, you should be receiving our new service for Horticulture Week subscribers delivering landscape project leads from live, approved, planning applications across the UK.