Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Kensington Market appeal

Copy of press release sent 3rd August 2006

Owners of Kensington Market have appealed nationally against the Council's decision to refuse permission for the use of 61 steel containers on site.

Now local people have been given until 28th August to contact the Planning Inspectorate in Bristol and stress their opposition to the market's plans.

Hundreds of local people joined Labour's campaign against the market when the original plans for the containers were proposed and Councillor Louise Baldock hopes that they will join her again in telling the Inspectorate how strongly they feel.

Comments can be made online at or in writing (but you must send 3 copies) to The Planning Inspectorate, Registry/Scanning Team, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Temple Quay, Bristol BS1 6PN, quoting reference number APPZ4310/A/06/2019122/NWF.

Liverpool City Council have now told the market to remove the containers, which were put on the site without permission, saying they cause a "unsightly and cluttered appearance" and strengthen "an image of decline and neglect within the local centre."

The market owners are appealing against this too.

Labour's Louise Baldock said "I am absolutely determined to see the market knocked down, it is a terrible eyesore. This may be yet another step we have to go through, but if local people make their views known, it will take us nearer to that day."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It needs to go that and the taxi repair center behind it. It would be nice to get the ice rink (which would be the only one in liverpool) put on this site and either more shops a bank maybe as there are none in kensington and then housing at the holly road end. Would vastly improve the area both socially and economically.