Permission has been granted for Persimmon Homes to build 841 new homes on land east of Maghull in Sefton.

The Planning Inspectorate made the decision on February 22, despite concerns from Sefton residents.

There is concern that HGVs will be too large for the narrow country lanes surrounding the planned site.

Local councillors Bill Esterson, Patrick McKinley and Yvonne Sayers believe it will have a dangerous impact on the community.

Bill Esterson has asked that the planned site connects to the new junction one of the M58 to avoid disruption.

In a statement, Bill Esterson said: “It is right that construction traffic won’t be allowed on the residential streets of Maghull but it makes sense to use country lanes, some of which are impassable by HGVs.

“Taking the decision away from Sefton Council’s planning committee has made a mockery of localism.”

To read the full statement visit Bill Esterson’s Facebook page.

Featured image courtesy of Sefton Council HR.

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