Sue Robb of 4Children talks to Julie Laughton and Alison Britton from the Department for Education about the role of childminders in delivering the 30 hours free entitlement.
Liverpool to set out 15 year plan for growth
Liverpool City Council is on the brink of publishing its Local Plan, a 15 year plan that will set out plans to create 35,000 new homes and develop 370 acres of land for new jobs.
The Local Plan, which includes a new policy for controlling developments in the city centre, sets out the key priorities to grow the city’s economy up to 2033 and will be submitted to the Secretary of State for inspection.
With £14 billion worth of regeneration projects on site or in the pipeline, and with £1 billion worth of schemes to be completed this year, the plan’s focus is to target future development on brownfield land and make sufficient provision for regeneration projects and job creation in the city’s key employment areas.
As Liverpool’s population is expected to rise from 470,000 to 517,000 people by 2033, the plan will also aim to increase the supply of affordable homes, promote better quality new homes that are wheelchair accessible, protect developments affecting open spaces and build nearly 35,00 new homes.
Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson said: “Liverpool is undergoing unprecedented growth and this Local Plan sets out the framework on how and where this will continue and flourish. This is a hugely vital document and demonstrates our commitment to building new affordable homes and attracting new jobs.
“Everyone living and seeking to invest in Liverpool will be affected by this Local Plan which is why we’ve been consulting with businesses and residents for the past three years before it is submitted to the Secretary of State, to get their views. The feedback we’ve had has been extensive and it has helped shape many of the policies which will all help to create a healthier and more prosperous city.”