Department for Culture, Media and Sport Due to the threat to a Unesco World
Heritage Site from the development known as Liverpool Waters it would be most
appropriate if the government "called in" this application for scrutiny.
Unesco say: Mission’s Conclusion and Recommendation The mission
concludes that if the proposed Liverpool Waters scheme as outlined during the
mission would be implemented, the World Heritage property would be irreversibly
damaged, due to a serious deterioration of its architectural and town-planning
coherence, a serious loss of historical authenticity, and an important loss of
cultural significance. It strongly recommends that the three principal
stakeholders, being Liverpool City Council, Peel Holdings and English Heritage,
reconvene around the table.
The government must not let Liverpool lose
its WHS status for a speculative scheme that lacks the skill to create a 21st
century city that respects its heritage assetts.