William Eichler 21 December 2017

Council puts on hold plans to sell 10% of parks

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A council is having second thoughts about selling-off 10% of its parks after its scrutiny committee raised concerns.

Knowsley Council’s cabinet ‘unanimously’ agreed last month to sell 10% of the borough’s parks and green spaces for new development over the next 15 years.

The decision was taken after the Knowsley Parks and Green Spaces Review Board said the income generated from the sale would help maintain the rest of the borough’s parks.

However, the plan will be put on hold after its scrutiny committee suggested a full public consultation was necessary.

‘The Sustainable Borough Scrutiny Committee met to consider the call-in of the cabinet decision regarding the future funding of Knowsley’s parks and green spaces,’ said a council spokesperson.

‘Following in-depth consideration, the Scrutiny Committee have unanimously decided to refer the decision back to cabinet for reconsideration — this will take into consideration the additional information and evidence presented at Scrutiny Committee.

‘Members of cabinet can consider all details before making a final decision.’

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