Local residents have told the Green Party they are outraged that the new restaurant in Greenbank Park bears no resemblance to the small community cafe that was proposed to them.
As I write, the larger-than-expected
development is about to open its doors to customers. What residents
were assured would be a small, park-orientated refreshments stop has
turned out to be a full blown niche restaurant offering small plates and
At the Council hearing for the
venue's alcohol licence the owners spoke of their aim to be an eatery
rivalling those already in South Liverpool.
Residents are also dismayed at the
loss of privacy in the walled garden, which is now overlooked by large
windows from the restaurant, and concerned that there is no provision
for car parking at the 92-seater venue.
Sadly, this development is a
betrayal of local residents who engaged in planning discussions in good
faith only to find that their concerns have been ignored.