Mersey Waves
Mersey Waves
Jun 21, 2021
Is Liverpool's World Heritage status worth saving?
Play • 42 min

A draft recommendation has been made to UNESCO’s annual World Heritage committee to delete Liverpool of its World Heritage status.

The committee will make its decision next month in mid-July, with the focus on proposed plans around the £5bn Liverpool Waters scheme.

Listen to this podcast where Cllr Sarah Doyle, Liverpool City Council’s Cabinet Member for Development; Ian Wray, vice chair of World Heritage UK; and Pete Swift, co-founder of place-making consultancy firm Planit-IE, which advises on the masterplan for Liverpool Waters, talk about the journey Liverpool has been on since it achieved the status in 2004.

The trio also discuss the merits of Liverpool Waters, the value of World Heritage status and what steps could be taken to retain it.


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