Steble Fountain and St George's Hall

Sustainable management and a distinctive and exciting urban landscape

Liverpool City Council is responsible for managing Liverpool’s World Heritage Site at a local level.

The council, in partnership with key stakeholders, has established a non-executive Steering Group to advise on and support its work.  It brings together principal organisations with a positive interest in and responsibility for the future of the World Heritage Site.

UNESCO requires that those responsible for a Site should have a Management Plan, which sets out the vision and goals for preserving and enhancing the Site’s Outstanding Universal Value (OUV).

Our aim is to conserve the city’s cultural heritage to the highest standards of good practice while integrating contemporary architecture. In this way we can continue to create a distinctive and exciting urban landscape, combining the best of new design with the most significant historic buildings.

Joe Anderson, Mayor of Liverpool

Protect. Develop. Enhance.

William Brown Street

Management Plan

Liverpool’s World Heritage Site Management Plan sets out a vision delivered through a shared framework of achievable aims, objectives and actions.

More about the Management Plan

Night view of the wheel in Albert Dock

Liverpool Local Plan

The Liverpool Local Plan provides a long-term spatial vision, strategic priorities and policies for future development in the city over the next 15 to 20 years.

More about the Local Plan and SPDs

Nadler Hotel, Seel Street Conservation Area


Since its nomination, Liverpool has made great strides to protect its World Heritage Site and in many ways the city has set a new bar in conservation efforts.

More about conservation