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Liverpool Welsh Streets Planning and CPO Inquiries

DATE: 17 Jun 2014

Called-in hybrid planning application and compulsory purchase order Inquiry – controversial demolition of housing in several streets in a renewal area and regeneration with modern residential scheme. David Elvin QC and Graeme Keen represented Liverpool City Council and Plus Dane Group. Inquiry involved detailed planning, alternatives, deliverability, urban design, and heritage evidence in particular. Main objector - SAVE Britain’s Heritage. In January 2015, the SoS decided to refuse permission and did not confirm the CPO – both decisions were the subject of a High Court challenge, that was withdrawn in December 2015.