Local Lib Dem councillors have been campaigning for years to prevent building on green belt land near Churchtown. The areas in question (off Bankfield Lane and Moss Lane) are liable to flooding.
As we have seen on TV recently, widespread hardship has been caused by floods in the South of the country.
The issue has not been highlighted by flooding so much in Sefton, although concern about the potential for flooding was a major consideration in the minds of Formby residents when they recently rose up to fight a new housing development off Liverpool Road. The elephant in the room, or should I say both elephants, are flooding and building on high grade agricultural land. Both are high end public concerns that most Westminster politicians seem to be oblivious of.