A SERIES of pop-up consultation events looking into the use and development of land across Merseyside are set to take place in Liscard.

The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority has invited local organisation PLACED to deliver a series of pop-up events at Unit 25 in the Cherry Tree Shopping Centre to capture local people's views as part of the 'Our Places' consultation.

Our Places will influence the Combined Authority's first Spatial Development Strategy (SDS) setting out a strategic framework for the development and use of land over the next 15 years.

The pop-up events will also feature free Christmas card making craft activities.

Speaking about the consultation, Steve Rotheram said: “Devolution gives us the opportunity to take decisions closer to home to shape how our city region looks in the future.

“I launched this consultation so that our Spatial Development Strategy, which will inform how our city region is planned and developed over the next 15 years, reflects the priorities of the people who live and work here.

“This latest consultation exercise is part of our LCR Listens approach, which has seen us consult with more than 7000 people since the summer as we develop our Local Industrial Strategy.

“We are committed to ensuring that we understand the 1.6 million people we work for, so that their priorities inform everything we do.”

The SDS is a statutory planning document and means when it is published, it will form part of the development plan for the city region's six local authorities alongside their own Local Plans and Neighbourhood Plans.

Policies that make up the SDS will be considered when determining planning applications from across Merseyside.

After receiving all responses, the Combined Authority will review them and, along with any evidence needed, take them into account as it drafts the policies.

A draft of the SDS will then be presented to the Combined Authority followed by a 12-week consultation when people will be able to comment again on specific policies.

To have your say on the consultation visit Unit 25 at Cherry Tree Centre on the following days:

  • Wednesday, 4 December - 11.30am to 5pm
  • Thursday, 5 December - 2.30pm to 7pm
  • Friday, 6 December - 11.30am to 5pm

Anyone wanting to have their say on planning issues and the development of the SDS an also visit http://lcrlistens.co.uk/ourplaces