Further consultation on plans to regenerate Kirkby
16 February 2011
Residents and businesses in Kirkby will be given a further
opportunity to view the proposals to regenerate their town,
following the submission of further detail to the plans.
The supplementary information provided by the applicant Spenhill
(the regeneration subsidiary of Tesco) is mainly focussed on
environmental and transport aspects of the proposal. The new
information is largely technical in nature and does not change the
original application in any significant way.
The public now have until 7 March 2011 to submit any additional
comments or objections in writing to the Council. Any written
representations already submitted as part of previous consultations
on this application will still be valid.
The full proposals can be viewed here.
Alternatively, copies of the various documents are available to
view at the Kirkby One Stop Shop and the Huyton One Stop Shop
between the hours of 9am-5pm (Monday to Friday) and 10am-12.30pm
A Committee date has yet to be set to determine this
Frequently asked questions
Why is the council consulting again on the proposals to
Since the previous consultations, the applicant (Spenhill, the
regeneration subsidiary of Tesco) has submitted some additional
information to the proposals.
The information submitted is largely technical in nature and
does not change the original application in any significant
way. However, the Council has provided an opportunity for the
community to view the amended proposals and make comments on or
objections to the updated application.
What new information has been submitted?
- Revised Summary Statement
- Archaeology report in Chapter A (Introduction and Background)
of the Environmental Statement. These details can be found
under the sub-heading site and surroundings and Appendix A11.
- Kirkby Retail Viability assessment.
- Environmental Statement volume 1 - Non
Technical Summary addendum.
- Chapter B Transport addendum of the
Environmental Statement and Appendix B5 Transport Assessment
- Chapter C Noise and Vibration addendum of
the Environmental Statement.
- Chapter D Air Quality addendum of the
Can the community make comments on just the new
information, or the application as whole?
People can provide comments or objections on the whole
application, and this includes the new information submitted.
If people have already made their comments at the first
consultation and have nothing further to add, they DO NOT need to
resubmit their earlier written representations. All comments,
including those already made at previous consultations on this
application, will be considered before making a decision on this
Where can I view the plans?
The proposals can be viewed via the Council
website http://www.knowsley.gov.uk/ .
Simply search the Planning Public Access section. The
reference number is 10/00505/OUT.
Alternatively, copies of the documents are available to view at
the Kirkby One Stop Shop and the Huyton One Stop Shop between the
hours of 9am-5pm (Monday to Friday) and 10am-12.30pm
Is the Council holding an event for the community to
view the plans?
No. Whilst the additional information does merit a further
consultation, the changes are not of the scale or significance that
requires a further event to be held.
How do I make comments or objections to the
All views relating to this application must be submitted in
writing to the Council to be valid. This can be by letter,
email or online through the Planning Public Access section of the
Directorate of Regeneration, Economy and Skills
PO Box 26, Archway Road
What is the deadline for me to submit
All comments and objections must be received
in writing no later than 7 March 2011.
Will I receive a formal
acknowledgement/written response to my comments?
No. Due to the potential volume of
correspondence that may be submitted, you will not receive a formal
acknowledgment or written response from the Council.
Will the comments made at the previous
consultation still be taken into consideration before a decision is
Yes. All comments made as part of the
previous consultations have been recorded and will be considered,
alongside any further comments submitted, before a decision is made
on this application.
What happens next?
Once the deadline for comments has passed, any
written representations will be added to the comments already made
and to the formal report for the Planning Committee. The
Planning Committee will then consider this report before making a
decision on the application.
When will the Council be making a
decision on this application?
No date has yet been set for a Planning
Committee to determine this application.
Once a date has been set, details will be
publicised via http://www.knowsley.gov.uk/ .
How will I find out about the
Details of the planning decision will be
provided on http://www.knowsley.gov.uk/ , in
Knowsley News magazine and through the local press.