Just days before the GBP5.5 billion Liverpool Waters scheme was expected to move forward, the plan has been returned to the Liverpool council’s planning committee for further review. Critics have questioned the size of the project and its impact on the city’s World Heritage status.
The Liverpool Waters scheme was launched in 2006 as a grand plan by the city to regenerate the northern docklands. Plans call for 9,000 apartments, hundreds of offices, hotels, bars, a cruise terminal and a number of towers. Promoters say the project will create 20,000 jobs.
In June Liverpool’s World Heritage Site status, which covers a large part of the application site and the city center, was put on Unesco’s ‘in danger list’ because of the size of the scheme. The council will debate the matter and is scheduled to come a decision in March.
Watch a video flythrough of the Liverpool Waters project below.