A new report has been published outlining the progress made to conserve, protect and celebrate Liverpool’s UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The document – Liverpool, World Heritage City – describes how more than £700m has been invested in upgrading 119 historic assets within the six character areas of the World Heritage Site in the past few years.

This investment includes the refurbishment of 59 listed buildings, and the document highlights that a further £800m is to be invested in a further 40 plus heritage assets, over the next five years – including Bramley Moore Dock, in Liverpool Waters, on the city’s North Shore.

Defined as ‘the supreme example of a commercial port at the time of Britain’s greatest global influence’, Liverpool’s World Heritage Site status, granted in 2004, ranks it alongside other internationally known historic cities such as Edinburgh, Bath, Bordeaux, and Venice.

But this accolade is now under severe threat.

In July 2021 the UNESCO World Heritage Committee will meet to consider the potential deletion of Liverpool from the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

This document is a reminder why Liverpool is a World Heritage City.

Its purpose is to convince UNESCO not to remove Liverpool from its list of World Heritage Sites but rather to engage with the city, which is under new political leadership, and fully appraise all that has been achieved since the committee last met in 2019.

Key to this progress is Liverpool’s new Local Plan which is set to be adopted this Autumn. This 15 year masterplan, which has been delayed due to Covid-19, will include a new Tall buildings policy and new planning frameworks for the Commercial District, Baltic Triangle, Williamson Square and Upper Central area of the city centre – all of which fall within the World Heritage site and its buffer zone.

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