This morning Alison McGovern MP joined a group of local campaigners and Labour Party Candidate for the area Jo Bird to publicly express their concerns over the proposed plans to build new homes on the site of the former Professional Excellence Centre on Acre Lane.
Local residents are objecting to the current planning application from Morris Homes and urging Wirral Council to reject it and a petition about the issue has attracted 1000 signatures. The campaigners have now set up a group known as the Acre Lane Action Group to fight the proposals.
Speaking on the issue Alison said: “I stood in solidarity with local residents today to back their calls for more consultation with the community regarding this application. There is strong feeling about this which has been reflected in the petition. There are very legitimate concerns about how this application will impact on the local area and its services. Bromborough needs more social housing but the concerns that residents have about the nature of the housing proposals and the impacts on the area need to be allayed.”
Speaking about today’s gathering Jo said: “There are plans to build 217 houses on the Acre Lane site – with no consideration for how it affects public services, traffic and the needs of local residents. A thousand people have signed the Acre Lane Action Group’s petition. We are asking Morris Homes to withdraw their application to Wirral Council and to consult with the community. We are asking the Council to reject the application, if it’s not withdrawn, and to consult with the community. We want homes here – for people not for profit.”