Wynnstay Street in 2010 photo by Mark Loudoun

Wynnstay St May 2013


The Welsh Streets Public Inquiry starts next Tuesday 17th June 2014 just over ten years after we discovered the Welsh Streets were  in a clearance scheme. Now with 42 houses spared from demolition, work on the site has been delayed by a call in from Eric Pickles.  This delays delivery of new and refurbished homes,  and threatens funding earmarked for the area.

The Public Inquiry that now takes place has left residents dismayed and in dread that further delays might prevent work starting into a second decade of decay. The possibility of Judicial Review as a further spanner in the works has been mentioned.

Are the plans on offer as good as they could be ? Are there enough refurbishments already agreed for the  site at 42 out  of some 400 houses, and are SAVE right to bring the Planning Inspector here to look at the situation ?

What do you think ?  Do you want to give say anything to the Public Inspector about the Welsh Streets  –  and did you know anyone can speak as a member of the public.

You’d need to

1          tell Yvonne Parker 01282 450 522 e-mail posltd@virginmedia.com

2          go to the Cunard Building on the waterfront, Water St, Liverpool, L3  on Tuesday June 17th at 10 am

and   register to speak.


(If you can’t make it to the Cunard on the 17th just call Yvonne and ask what to do)


2          Write down what you want to say – as much or as little as you want.


3          Turn up to speak on July 1st or 2nd TBC

If you can’t attend you can put a written statement in.


WSHG are going to ask the Inspector to advise all concerned to reach an agreement and start work on site as soon as possible after a decade of decay.

We are worried there may be further judicial delays, and the loss of funds if the Inquiry is not used as an opportunity for Plus Dane, SAVE Britain’s Heritage and Liverpool City Council to negotiate and agree a solution to develop the site


The Public Inquiry has a site where you can read the evidence presented by the big guys. http://programmeofficers.co.uk./liverpool/


You can attend on any day to hear the evidence. The general public speak at the end on 1st and 2nd July….. come and hear what we have to say ?

Madryn Street_Marc Loudoun

Madryn St March 2004



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