Regeneration and the protection of Liverpool’s heritage can happen together.

19 Jun 2021

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Statement: June 19th 2021

Regeneration and the protection of Liverpool’s heritage can happen together.

The regeneration of the city’s northern docklands is critical to boosting the local economy and provides a unique opportunity to ‘build back better’ and support the city’s Covid-19 recovery plan.

Together we want to breathe new life into the docks with the creation of thousands of jobs, new homes and a destination for world-class tourism to help attract new business and investment opportunities.

Since outline planning permission was granted in 2013 we have been working hard to deliver on the agreed masterplan; creating new homes, commercial space, amenities, public realm, leisure facilities and key infrastructure on previously disused brownfield land.

We recognise the importance of protecting key heritage assets and we have listened and responded to concerns raised, with key buildings removed from the plans and heights of proposed developments reduced.

Our collaborative work over the last two years on the City’s North Shore Vision also shows how committed we are to Liverpool’s World Heritage fabric and the involvement of a wide range of stakeholders in continuing that conversation and debate.

Everton’s plans for Bramley-Moore Dock, with significant investment in the hydraulic tower and the dock itself, are a great example of heritage-led regeneration.

Like many others in the city, we believe regeneration and the protection of our history and heritage are not mutually exclusive. We hope that the World Heritage Committee members accept the Mayor of Liverpool’s invitation to visit the city before making any decision on the removal of Liverpool from the list of World Heritage sites.

Chris Capes, Director of Development for Peel L&P’s Liverpool Waters

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