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Thursday, 24 March 2011
George Osbourne Budget-The Con Dems To Relax Liverpools Planning Laws!!!!
Now Osborne says he will relax planning laws in the Budget. http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/budget-2011
The Liverpool Planning Manager Nigel Lee, who has done more damage to Liverpool's Architectural prowess than Hermann Goering and the Luftwaffe during the blitz, has had three primary functions for over a decade.
To accept a planning application to process a planning application and rubber stamp a planning application. http://liverpoolpreservationtrust.blogspot.com/2011/02/liverpools-dodgy-planners-and-beetham.html
While the English Heretics stand by and watch. http://liverpoolpreservationtrust.blogspot.com/search/label/Henry%20Owen-John What future.
TO MAKE IT WORSE.
The journalists at the Daily Ghost say the Pier Head has won award.
LIVERPOOL’S revamped Pier Head and canal link scooped its 17th award in just two years.
They were among city projects dominating a prestigious architecture contest last week.
The £28m project to create a new canal link and transform the Pier Head picked up one of 24 commendation awards at the Civic Trust Awards, in Manchester.
Judges said: “The works represent best practice in accommodating growth and investment in a dynamic, living World Heritage Site city.”
Projects by Liverpool’s universities also played a starring role.
The University of Liverpool’s heating infrastructure project, designed by architects Levitt Bernstein Associates, picked up one of 27 awards.
The contemporary energy centre, which sits in a group of 19th-century listed buildings in Dover Street, was praised for “reflecting the past in a modern solution”.
Judges described it as “a brave, imaginative brief [which] has created a unique and modern design with architectural qualities commensurate with its neighbours”. Council planners worked closely with the architects to refine the design.
Liverpool Hope University’s Angel Field, in Everton, and John Moores University’s art and design academy were also praised.
Cllr Malcolm Kennedy, Liverpool council’s cabinet member for regeneration, said: “Our four award winners are all fantastic examples of how good design and planning can help deliver world-class, contemporary projects, which breathe new life into our city while complementing our existing architecture.”
Council regeneration director Nick Kavanagh added: “Liverpool’s overall success at the Civic Trust Awards shows we continue to be a leading city of architectural excellence.”
Information about this winner. There is a slideshow on the link.
The works are to be applauded for their extent and quality which further enhance the setting including the grade I listed Liver Building, and grade II* Cunard and Port of Liverpool Buildings. The scheme provides a flexible, usable public space that responds well and is enjoyed by many. The City Council and its partners have delivered a programme of major investment over some 10 years to regenerate the city and the works represent best practice in accommodating growth and investment in a dynamic, living World Heritage Site city.
REALLY THERE IS NO FUTURE WHEN PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND TO OUR ARCHITECTURAL LEGACY ARE APPLAUDING THE DECIMATION OF A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE.
While Manchester Docks was destroyed.