"They’re trying to build a housing estate on one
side of Calderstones Park and a railway on the other. Let’s
STOP them! Support LOGS challenge to save our park."
Jimmy McGovern - Award winning author who previously helped to preserve
part of Calderstones Park.
The good news is that LOGS have recently been granted a further
We have employed a specialist planning barrister who will take our
case to the High Court in Manchester to challenge the housing plans
on Calderstones Park.
Court costs and legal fees are expensive and we are continuing to
fund raise to help cover these costs to save our parkland and protecting
our green wedge. Your help with raising funds and raising awareness
would be much appreciated.
Photographs of the application site
Previous Legal Actions
During 2017 the directors of LOGS kick-started the challenge by
funding the expenses of LOGS and we are delighted that the High
Court has granted us a Judicial Review to challenge the decision
to site a miniature railway, the size of a football pitch, on Calderstones
Park. Moving the miniature railway from it's existing site is required
to allow the first phase of the building development.
Loss of Open Green Space and Mature Trees
If development plans are allowed to proceed then 105 trees will
be felled including 68 mature trees with the loss of rare tree species
and with 27 trees suitable for the habitat of bats. Many more mature
trees will be harmed in the building process.
The whole of the orchard on Calderstones Park (currently used for
horse paddocks) along with the green space of the Beechley Paddocks
will be replaced by housing. Calderstones Park is famous as a botanical
garden with many highly prized rare tree species - further loss
of trees will impact on the overall quality of the park.
Further funds are urgently needed so that LOGS’s
impressive team of planning and chancery barristers can get on with
This is the LAST CHANCE we will have to SAVE our park from having
a housing estate built on it. To ensure that this part of our park
is not lost forever we need generous donations to the cause.
Please consider making a generous donation to the
Save Harthill and Calderstones action fund:
If you can the best method to make a donation is
by direct bank transfer to:
Sort Code: 09 01 29
Account Number 12693124
For international payments:
IBAN GB69 ABBY 0901 2912 6931 24
Thank you for your support
Liverpool Open and Green Spaces would like to thank everyone who
has already donated to the fighting fund and for those who applied
to become a Friend of LOGS. We welcome volunteers who can spare
time to help give leaflets to the many people who visit the park
who are unaware of the plans to build a housing estate on our popular
Illustrations showing the impact of development
on Calderstones Park
All the land outlined in the colour red contains
the application site planned for development. These building plans
will harm the openness of the Calderstones/Woolton Green Wedge and
will have a high impact on the character of Calderstones Park. This
housing will be very visible from the park.
Illustrations based on © Crown Copyright Ordnance Survey.
Capacity turn-out for Public Meeting on 29th January 2018
Thank you everyone who filled All Hallows Church Hall to hear
what can be done to stop the housing estate on Calderstones Park
- we received a very positive response. There is no doubt that Calderstones
Parkland, green space and the Calderstones/Woolton Green Wedge will
be damaged irrevocably if these development plans are allowed to
The Save Harthill and Calderstones Park Campaign
have joined forces with LOGS and together with your help we intend
to stop building plans on our parkland.
LOGS is a community interest company run by dedicated volunteers.
It does not operate for profit but for the benefit of the community.
This web page was last updated on 4th May 2018