Liverpool considering skyline policy to retain World Heritage status; Florence Snead; iNews

UK – Liverpool – Maritime Mercantile City

Liverpool could introduce a skyline policy that will apply to tall buildings, in an effort to retain its World Heritage Site status.

Unesco awarded the status to parts of the city in 2004 but this standing has been in danger of being stripped since 2013 over a £5bn plan to regenerate 60 hectares of the city’s historic docklands.

Now, a height policy for buildings could be on its way as part of a raft of measures unveiled by the city council in a bid to safeguard the coveted status.

Corrective measures

Unesco has expressed concern that the regeneration could affect the character of the area.

The proposal forms part of the council’s Desired State of Conservation Report, which sets out a number of “corrective measures” and follows the creation of a World Heritage task force.

The report, which also suggests new planning guidelines and the development of a communication strategy aimed at developers, is due to go before the council’s cabinet on Friday.

Source: Liverpool considering skyline policy to retain World Heritage status

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