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Plans for 160 Liverpool homes on greenfield land rejected

Land off Woolton Road and Allerton Road Image copyright John Davies 2016
Image caption Developers Redrow Homes wanted to build on land off Woolton Road and Allerton Road

Plans to build 160 homes on greenfield land in Liverpool have been rejected.

Developers Redrow Homes wanted to build on land off Woolton Road and Allerton Road on the Allerton Priory estate.

Liverpool City Council's planning committee refused outline planning permission for the development earlier.

Campaign groups and five councillors lodged objections saying the plans would result in an "unacceptable" loss of green space. Redrow Homes said it was "disappointed" with the decision.

The council received 3000 objections to the proposals, including five petitions with almost 2,500 signatures.

The planning committee said the development would cause an "intrusive and urbanising" impact on the landscape and would adversely affect the setting and views of the Grade II listed Allerton Priory and Priory Lodge.

Redrow Homes has six months to appeal against the decision.

It said in a statement: "We're disappointed with the planning committee's decision.

"We will now take some time to fully review the planning committee's decision and reasoning."

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