Decision details

Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City World Heritage Site Supplementary Planning Document - Liverpool City Council Consultation - Wirral Council Response

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Director of Corporate Services reported concerning a consultation draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) on the Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City World Heritage Site (WHS), setting out a more detailed planning policy framework for the WHS, with the overall aim of encouraging economic regeneration, whilst ensuring the protection of the outstanding universal value of the WHS. Consultation responses were required by 14th April and Cabinet was asked to agree that the comments of the Director of Corporate Services within this report form the response to Liverpool City Council on the Liverpool World Heritage Site Supplementary Planning Document.


Resolved –


(1)  That Cabinet agrees that this report forms the basis of Wirral Council’s response to the Liverpool City Council consultation on its draft Supplementary Planning Document for the Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City World Heritage Site.


(2)  That Liverpool City Council be advised that Wirral Council understands that the World Heritage Supplementary Planning Document cannot be used to control development outside the buffer zone, in Wirral and that references to views out from the World Heritage Site in the draft SPD are limited to those within the City and the buffer zone.

Publication date: 17/04/2009

Date of decision: 09/04/2009

Decided at meeting: 09/04/2009 - Cabinet

Effective from: 23/04/2009

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