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Tuesday, 15 March 2016
Chancery House Destroyed By Liverpools Brain Dead Planners. Rob Burns Has A Lot To Answer For.
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.