Efforts to save Liverpool’s World Heritage Status hailed; Matthew Ord; Insider Media

UK – Liverpool – Maritime Mercantile City

The efforts being made to save Liverpool’s World Heritage Status have been hailed, with the organisation’s UK chairman stating that the city losing its title would be a “big loss”.

The World Heritage Site has been on UNESCO’s ‘in danger’ list since 2012, with its primary concern centred on the tall buildings in the Liverpool Waters development put forward by Peel Holdings, which was given outline planning permission in the same year.

The perceived negative impact was on long distance views of the Liverpool skyline from the other bank of the Mersey. Of particular concern, were the structures proposed for the former Clarence Dock site, which is within the World Heritage Site buffer zone.

In response, Liverpool City Council and Peel Holdings have together taken three initiatives to minimise the risk of losing the World Heritage Status and ultimately take it off the endangered list.

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