Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Liverpools "Dodgy Planners" and its Planning Committee Poodles, Pass Yet Another Carbuncle in the WHS.

You have to despair the corrupted planning system of not consulting the public, with the full approval of Joe Anderson, the council leader, this continues.
Yesterday plans were passed, off the cuff by the planning committee lapdogs to pass plans for a 34 storey skyscraper that the Liverpool City Council told Unesco would not be built.
That was one of the conditions for wriggling off the hook over the World Heritage planning blight.
I did not know about the meeting despite complaining to the council leader about the lack of consultation.

Joe Anderson continues to do all he can to assist Peel Holdings.

Residents from the ugly City Lofts were even complaining about these plans.

The Princes Dock development is just outside of the World Heritage zone, but campaigner Florence Gersten, of Save Our City, slammed the "unstoppable increase" in the number of flats in the centre despite many being vacant.
Ms Gersten said: "I know you are going to renew this again.
"We are not objecting to the principle of development of this vacant land or other areas in the central docks area, but we do have concerns about this.
"We share the doubts of Princes Dock residents regarding this proposal for yet more flats.
"This seems to be a pointless but unstoppable increase in flats around the city centre.
"I do realise some people like very tall buildings but I’m not among them.
"I’m sure this fashion will eventually be regretted.
"The views of the Three Graces have been totally destroyed by the building of three large structures on the south side of Mann Island where there’s never been anything but small buildings."
Peel were not available for comment last night the local papers said.
West Tower, which recently went into administration, in Brook Street is currently Liverpool’s tallest building at 40-storeys high.

Decision - 33COM 7B.130 - Liverpool – Maritime Mercantile City (United Kingdom) (C 1150)

The World Heritage Committee,
1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B,
2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.115, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008),
3. Notes the detailed information provided by State Party and particularly:

a) The development of the new Supplementary Planning Document addresses the management issues raised by the World Heritage Committee in paragraphs 3b and 4b of Decision 31 COM 7B.121 and paragraph 3b and 3c of Decision 32 COM 7B.115,
b) The final version of the Supplementary Planning Document is expected to be formally adopted by Liverpool City Council in June 2009,
c) The revised Evidential Report will be provided to the World Heritage Centre when available,
d) Progress on the improvement of the protection of World Heritage properties in England through changes to the planning system,
e) Preparation of an expanded Statement of Outstanding Universal Value,
f) The initiatives taken by the Liverpool City Council and other partners during 2008, particularly regarding the national statutory lists;
4. Requests the State Party to keep the World Heritage Centre informed on progress on the issues above.

Unesco were not informed of this development, in fact to the contrary, they were denied an imput.

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