Have your say and help shape the future of the region

Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram is calling for people across the Liverpool City Region to have their say and help shape the future of the region – with big implications for everything from jobs and housing, to transport and health.

“Our Places” consultation will help form the blueprint for the city region’s approach to planning and development for years to come.

Anyone wanting to have their say on planning issues and the development of the SDS should visit https://www.liverpoolcityregion-ca.gov.uk/lcr-our-places/ where they can comment on a range of different policy themes.

Responses will influence the Combined Authority’s first Spatial Development Strategy (SDS), which will set out a strategic framework for the development and use of land moving forward for at least 15 years. When complete, it is thought that the SDS will be the first in the country outside of London.

The first stage of the consultation focused on asking people what they wanted the plan to cover. It set out specifically to hear from communities whose voices tend to go unheard in the planning process and won a prestigious National Planning Award for its innovative approach to engagement.

Of 2500 respondents, more than 42% were young people, more than half were from neighbourhoods among the most deprived 10% in the country, and 18% were from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities.

The second stage of the consultation will take the same approach and will concentrate on people’s vision for the Spatial Development Strategy, alongside its objectives in five key areas:

  • Climate change and the environment
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Inclusive economy
  • Placemaking and communities
  • Social value


It will also consult on a number of suggested policy areas, including air quality, active travel and employment skills.

We look forward to hearing from you and your communities.

If you have any queries please contact community@liverpoolcityregion-ca.gov.uk