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News: Liverpool regeneration project stopped again

No sooner than the bulldozers were ready to bull their way into Liverpool’s Edge Lane this week, then another shot from angry resident Elizabeth Pascoe put them into doze-mode again.

Part of Liverpool’s troubled regeneration project was to finally get going on Monday (see our story Liverpool’s Edge Lane project starts) but a last-minute injunction obtained by angry resident Elizabeth Pascoe was served on Liverpool council leader Warren Bradley and others to stop the bulldozers moving in as planned.

The plan to demolish hundreds of homes as part of the Edge Lane road-widening scheme has been the subject of a long running battle spearheaded by Elizabeth Pascoe and her public interest lawyers. All those due to be ripped down have already been bought up and are not the subject of the court battle between Liverpool Land Development Company and residents but Pascoe’s lawyers argued that if the demolition work planned for this week went ahead it could jeopardise the judge’s final decision on compulsory purchase of the remaining homes.

Ian Hassall, development director of LLDC said: "We are currently consulting with our lawyers and considering the implications of this injunction and the options open to us and our partners."

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