Fresh hope for pro­test­ers in homes bat­tle

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The Mail on Sunday - - NEWS -

TENS of thou­sands of pro­test­ers fight­ing plans to build lux­ury prop­er­ties in a na­tion­ally trea­sured park have claimed an im­por­tant vic­tory against the landown­ers, Liver­pool City Coun­cil.

Calder­stones Park on Mersey­side, which fea­tured in The Mail on Sun­day’s cam­paign last month, has a stun­ning va­ri­ety of wood­land, in­clud­ing a 1,000-year-old tree.

At a ju­di­cial hear­ing last week be­fore Mr Jus­tice Kerr at the High Court in Manch­ester, bar­ris­ters for the coun­cil con­ceded much of the dis­puted land fell within the park’s bound­aries. Protest or­gan­iser Caro­line Wil­liams said she was now ‘op­ti­mistic’ about win­ning the fight.

DAY IN COURT: Cam­paign­ers for Calder­stones Park last week

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