Thursday, 12 May 2016

SAVE Propose to SAVE Lime Street. The Proposals Look Good.

If ever there was a part of Liverpool that typifies the way dodgy developers are allowed to bribe the City Council officials into allowing them to do what they want. 
Then this is it.
Common sense needs to prevail.

SAVE have had an architect prepare images as to what it would look like if the existing city scape was retained.
English Heritage did not agree with saving this building 10 years ago in the meantime it has deteriorated, exactly what Neptune want.

In the meantime a disgraceful article in the Echo today sees Tony McDonough the dodgy property developers moll printing exactly what Jon Egan, Neptunes PR, wants. 
Shame on you McDonough you should not be allowed to get away with this. trying to bend the public opinion and what for.......a free lunch.

Friday, 22 April 2016

Liverpool Futurist Lime Street To Be Demolished By Stealth-Blame Joe Anderson.

Dodgy Liverpool City Council planning department.
 Rob Burns strikes again. 
He is the ignorant heritage and design manager appointed by a dodgy Mayor to ensure that no spokes are put in the wheels of development for Joe Andersons cronies.
 Neptune Developments are one of those "cosy" developers who have somehow managed to wangle their way into the council chamber and have privileged access to a Mayoral Development Fund that is being administrated in the most disgraceful manner.........Largely To Frank McKenna's mates.
We first highlighted this years ago.
When we questioned the way the Echo are in on it and bringing the attention to the public is what the developers and its dodgy PR company create a debate. The time would have been best employed fighting to save the facade rather than the usual rabble rousing that they like to do. Misguided by a fool of an editor they print this headline after the cordon was placed around the old cinema a week ago, almost helping Joe Anderson and his cronies.

Where are the surveyors reports where are the questions?

Well Alastair Machray is only good at one thing and thats making staff redundant.
SAVE have done a good job here in trying to SAVE the Futurist.

This will be a big regret if we lose the city scape and roof line of Lime Street and replace it with a load of shoe boxes that will become the tenement slums of the future.

Shame on You Joe Anderson You Dodgy Little Mayor.

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Baltic Village-Jerry Built Architecture By Neptune Developments. Not Fit For Liverpools Historic Landscape

 There was a time when Liverpool had pride in its past, 
When it respected its heritage.
Not any more.
With a Mayor who has restructured the planning department to assist his property developing mates and aquaintances such as Frank McKenna of Downtown Liverpool.
Allowing Rob Burns to run riot with the planning department is a outrage in itself.
This man has been allowed to steamroller through some of the most awful sets of plans that we as a city will have to live with.

There are far too many who are still living in the past making, now silly comments about Liverpool's Wonderful Skyline being up there with the best in the world. 
The writer used to think so too.
 That's why we fought so hard to save it. 
But now it is a sad and forlorn shadow of itself and the public need to wake up to reality before any more damage is done.

 Liverpool is on the Unesco World Heritage In Danger List.
There were many objections when they built the Hotel Ibis overlooking the Albert Dock.
The writer was one.
 We said it was not fit for its location across the Strand from the biggest bulk of listed buildings in the country.
And they went ahead and built it.
This was a time when the biggest property developer in the area was the creepy Trevor Jones......and while his wife was chair of the planning committee.
 They both jointly owned Lamb & Sons the last ships chandlers in the city.
 Knocked down overnight to escape an appplication to list it.

Then Neptune Developments aquired the site and now Jerry build a couple of new blocks of student style flats that make the Formula One look like  outstanding architecture.
Its not just the style of construction it is the way they are being pre-fabbed.
They are knocked up out of pre-formed concrete panels with stick-a-brick decoration.

 They come on a lorry and then are craned into place.

They have incorporated a end block where the students can sit and look over the architectural abortion that Neptune also created at the Pier Head .......that helped get us in deep water with Unesco who are trying to advise the city that you just don't do this with a World Heritage Site. 

The world will laugh at you if you do. 
The only thing that is allowing the planners and the Mayor to assist his property developing mates is that the public don't really care and allow it all to happen without a fuss.

Where are SAVE Britains Heritage when you need them......well at least they are fighting.
The Lime street proposals......also put forward by the Jerry builders Neptune Developments

Friday, 1 April 2016

New Chinatown An Architectural Disaster For Liverpool. Will It Lose Us World Heritage Status?

Another Architectural Disaster For Liverpool. How much more can it take.
For nearly a hundred years the Anglican cathedral has been the dominant force on Liverpool's skyline.
 It has sat head and shoulders above The Three Graces since its inception. It was meant to do this.
Designed to be placed on the highest point where it could be seen from everywhere. Not just in Liverpool but from the Mersey and beyond to Wales. 
It has proudly proclaimed its majesty to all.
Until now when Joe Anderson becomes Mayor.

Joe Anderson is not known as an aesthetic values. But what he is known for is letting his friendly property developing mates introduced by Frank McKenna to build garbage all over the city.
Student flats everywhere and most of them are not even sold and are built on spec. 
If you scroll through Right Move you will find them in the lower price ranges being offered with a guaranteed 8% return.

 There is a giant Pyramid scheme being played out in front of our eyes. These are the slums of the future. Liverpool worked 30 years to get rid of its tenements only to start building them again. 
They knocked down the badly built high rise flats....only to start building them again.
Liverpool is a World Heritage Site. Though you wouldn't think so when you look at Liverpool's New Pier Head.
They have destroyed the sense of the place and still the sycophants at the BBC and the Liverpool Echo keep on calling it Liverpool's world renowned skyline, unable to admit it is a architectural disaster.
Joe Anderson and the Labour party actually put objections into the Three Black Coffins and the New Museum of Liverpool.
It is bad times for Liverpools Heritage and if the reader does not want to, or can not see the disaster there is nothing the writer can do about your taste in architecture. 
But why ruin the rest. Open your eyes wake up to reality, use your mentality. Its a mess.
Liverpool's Supplementary Development Document spells out the key views and most of them have been destroyed or largely ignored.
The most important key views are from all over pointing from every direction to the Anglican Cathedral designed by Giles Gilbert Scott.
Now Joe Anderson's “cosy” developer Elliot are planning to destroy the key views by submitting a planning application that looks as if it is a feit acompli for the new Chinatown.

 Liverpool Deputy Mayor, Cllr Ann O’Byrne added: “Today’s decision is a key step forward for this crucial project, and we look forward to working with the developer so that their vision becomes reality.”
Why would you want to build a New Chinatown destroying its history?
A boring and bland architectural disaster on its own without coming up to the shoulders of our great ecclesiastical masterpiece.

There is also a fine upstanding building Grade II listed (does Joe Anderson's planning appointees understand the phrase) that is currently a wedding shop. 
This is designed by J.P Seddon and will look a sorry and pathetic sight in the new setting, if it went ahead.
How can Liverpool do planning so bad.

Is it corrupt?

Meanwhile Unesco have not been informed
Scroll down to 2016

Marc Waddington Of The Liverpool Echo Gets It Spot On.

Fed up with Liverpool Echo Advertorials by Alastair Machray & Co at Trinity 'Smoking' Mirrors at Oldham Hall Street we find it surprising that this bit of writing escapes the censors. We don't have to add to it just click on the picture.
Now maybe Marc could continue with the good work and look into the planning corruption that is going on right before his eyes.
Alastair Machray is in charge of the third rate journo's who have been turning a blind eye to the planning corruption while being spoon fed by the property developers PR companies. Shame on you Mr Machray....well done Marc lets have some more.

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Joe Anderson says "Waterfront Is Our Best Asset-After He Has Got Us Placed On The Unesco World Heritage 'In Danger"' List

You couldn't make this up.
Only in Liverpool can a Mayor be such a bold faced property developers friend and get away with it. come back Derek Hatton all is forgiven. Oh he is already back.
Il Duce Anderson is the reason Liverpool is on the In Danger list and he now he, along with his Daily Poodles at the Liverpool Echo gets a soundbite that give the impression that he cares about it.
While allowing his minions such as Rob Burns to run riot over all the rules of planning based on good practice.

While Liverpool becomes the European Capital of Potholes he tells all his property developing friends at MIPIM the jolly junket that he will bend over backwards to help them.

And all reported by Peels poodle Tony McDonough and edited by Alastair Machray.

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Chancery House Destroyed By Liverpools Brain Dead Planners. Rob Burns Has A Lot To Answer For.

 How can they do this to a listed building and then market it as a prime address.
This once proud building stands just by the 'paved Paradise and put up a parking lot' bus station at Liverpool One and opposite the new John Lewis. Just look what they are doing to a Grade II listed building.
Only in Liverpool would this be allowed.......and in a World Heritage Site.
This can only be described as an architectural abortion and Liverpools planners are to blame.
Joe "Must Go" Anderson dissolved the conservation office when he arrived in office on his 17% of the electorate vote and then set about building a property developers paradise.

Why would you do this unless you wanted to pave the way for his property developing mates?
 Those "cosy" developers many of whom are enrolled in Downtown Liverpool In Business. (More on them to come).

Chancery House was a pretty good building that was listed Grade II for its architectural merits. 
A solid red brick turreted folly dating from the 1870's, built when they used craftsmen who knew what they were doing. When people had pride in the city and its street scape. 
Built of rich red terracotta brick banded by coloured brick. 
It has romanesque style round headed windows. It was a noble building that does not deserve this disrespect. 

All this means nothing to Rob Burns who surely needs to be moved on. He knows nothing about heritage. He does not care one jot about Liverpools great architectural past.

 Just look at the architectural mess that he is helping create.

He is responsible for heritage and design while David Hughes has the title of the new Chief Planner,
This allows Rob Burns to ease all planning applications from Joe Andersons "Friends" through the planning process at breakneck pace with what seems a total disreguard for listed status.

Little wonder we are on the Unesco In Danger list.

Here you can see the setting against the old Henry Poole  gates erected as a momento of the past mistakes when they demolished the old Sailors Home.

 The old conservation office was pretty bad but now being led by Rob Burns it is a disgrace.
And what are English Heritage doing about the problems here in Murkeyside.
Mr Burns you should go and hang your head in shame for what you are doing to our city.
Why cant they leave anything along?
Why destroy something that has taken a century to mature with for a load of apartments?
 It can only be Miseryside.