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"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.

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Calderstones Park will be damaged irrevocably if building plans are allowed to proceed. A legal challenge is the only way a housing estate on the park can be stopped now. Please consider making a generous donation to help support the challenge.

Thank you for your support

Liverpool Open and Green Spaces would like to thank everyone who has donated to the fighting fund and for those who applied to become a Friend of LOGS. Our efforts are still focused on fund raising to help the cause to stop the building plans on Calderstones Park. 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 park.

Legal Actions

LOGS have issued a further application for Judicial Review specifically for the housing plans on Calderstones Park and have asked an expert planning barrister to help represent the challenge in the High Court in Manchester.

On 9th January 2018 planning permission was granted for a housing estate on the Harthill side of Calderstones Park, which includes the orchard and paddocks.

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. The whole of the orchard on Calderstones Park (currently used for horse paddocks) with a variety of cherry tree species is planned to be removed. Calderstones Park is famous as a botanical garden with a range of highly prized rare tree species - further loss of trees will impact on the quality of the park. See illustrations below showing the Tree Removal Plan and other maps showing the application site.


Photographs of the application site


Further funds are urgently needed so that LOGS’s impressive team of planning and chancery barristers can get on with further work.

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:

Donations can also be made by direct bank transfer to:

Sort Code: 09 01 29
Account Number 12693124
For international payments:
IBAN GB69 ABBY 0901 2912 6931 24

Illustrations showing the impact of development on Calderstones Park

All the land outlined in the colour red contains the application sites planned for development. These building plans will harm the openness of the Calderstones/Woolton Green Wedge and will have a high impact on Calderstones Park.


H = Potential site for a housing estate including orchards and horse paddocks.
R = Potential site for miniature railway.

Recent satellite view of application site

Key features of the site in 2018

Neolithic Calder Stones
MR Miniature Railway
CK Calder Kids
RS Beechley Riding Stables for the disabled
BH Beechley House
SH Scout Hut

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 proceed.


More details about these development plans for application no.16F/2049 can be found in 'Related Documents' from LCC's Planning Explorer here.


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 19th March 2018