Issue details

Local Development Framework - Evidence Base - Water Cycle Study

The report of the Head of Regeneration and Planning summarises the findings of the Water Cycle Study produced by URS Infrastructure & Environment UK Limited, on behalf of the Council as part of the evidence base for the Core Strategy Local Plan for Wirral.


The Water Cycle Study is a technical background document that assesses the available physical and environmental capacity in water supply and wastewater infrastructure. It also identifies wider impacts relating to flooding and wildlife habitats, together with recommendations to resolve any constraints and an evaluation of the implications for future growth. It will be used to inform the preparation of the Council’s Local Plan, future site-specific land allocations and was also required to comply with the conditions of the designation of the former Mersey Heartlands Growth Point.


The report recommends that the findings of the Water Cycle Study be used to inform the content of the Council’s emerging Local Development Framework and that the Water Cycle Study is approved as a material consideration for use by Planning Committee in the determination of planning applications.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 18/10/2012

Decision due: 26 Feb 2014 by Cabinet Member - Business and Tourism

Lead member: Cabinet Member - Business and Tourism

Lead director: Strategic Director: Regeneration and Environment

Department: Regeneration and Environment

Contact: David Ball, Assistant Director: Special Projects Email: Email: Tel: 0151 691 8395.


Consultation has already been undertaken with relevant stakeholders including United Utilities, Welsh Water and the Environment Agency.