DEVELOPERS behind the controversial plans to build housing on Formby’s Green Belt are giving residents a chance to view their updated proposals.
David Wilson Homes and Barratt Homes North West will hold a public consultation at The Gild Hall Activity Centre, on Church Road, on Thursday, from 3pm-7pm, where they will unveil the new scheme which could see 270 houses built off Liverpool Road.
The developer has pledged that 30% of the homes would be affordable, with further promises being made of up to £3m of investment in the local community and the creation of 215 jobs.
An initial exhibition held in August was attended by over 400 people with widespread opposition to the plans raised by local campaign groups. Bill Esterson MP, who has recently met David Wilson Homes to challenge their plans, has urged residents to attend the meeting.
He said: "I made clear that my job is to represent the views of the people of Formby and I told the developers that I am very worried at the impact on traffic of the extra houses.
“Formby already has a big problem with flooding and any plans they have will need to convince residents that they will not make this worse.
"The land already floods and building on land that floods means the water will have to go somewhere else.
“Residents are quite right to be worried that their homes will be under greater threat.