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Liverpool stripped of World Heritage Status

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by dangie, Jul 21, 2021.

  1. dangie

    dangie Senior Knobhead

  2. Terrywoodenpic

    Terrywoodenpic Well-Known Member

    Keep and preserve the best of the old and build only the best of the new seems a reasonable proposition. And if well marketed will still be a place people want to come and visit. May be even more so than before. nothing needs be lost and much gained.
     
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  3. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    This has been mooted for a while now. I've seen it covered a few times.

    When I was in Brussels there was some uproar as an inspector ruled that the Grand Place was violating its Heritage conditions and a great clean-up of building frontages and outdoor seating was rushed through.
     
  4. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Edinburgh must be next!
     
  5. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    Elephant warning in Liverpool.
     
  6. Malcolm_Stewart

    Malcolm_Stewart Well-Known Member

    Will hotel prices drop?
     
  7. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    Makes a change for them stripping the wheels from your car.;)
     
  8. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    I thought that they had moved on to catalytic converters.
     
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  9. daft_biker

    daft_biker Action Man!

    Down with historic baggage.

    There's an old disused school just up the road which is listed and builders weren't allowed to knock it down. Net result is another house built in green space so we can keep a crumbling eyesore.
     

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  10. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    My next door but one is a decaying old cottage that has been empty for many years. it is surrounded by security fencing and is an eyesore. The council keep refusing planning permission for one reason after another. What they will allow is no way financially viable for the owners. It is not owned by a developer but a private individual who wants to live there. It is tiny in a fairly big garden. So lets refuse the demolition but keep an eyesore. really does not make sense!
     
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  11. dangie

    dangie Senior Knobhead

    I would guess if one of the councillors lived where you live it would have been demolished by now.
     
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  12. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    World Heritage Site status effectively means that the UN, in the shape of UNESCO, can tell a country how to manage a site. What it doesn't do, as far as I know, is provide the money for the upkeep of the site. Trying to manage a crumbling old building is vastly more expensive than building something new but sometimes the old is worth saving, other times it is not. UNESCO don't have the resources of local knowledge to determine which applies so they just expect the country concerned to keep things as they are. Is World Heritage Site status worth anything in reality?
     
  13. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    It actually does open up funding from the World Heritage Fund.
     
  14. Terrywoodenpic

    Terrywoodenpic Well-Known Member

    One thing is certain Change is inevitable.
     
  15. WillieJ

    WillieJ Well-Known Member

    On the bright side - it will fall down eventually.
    About 40 years ago an older colleague told me her brother could not get house insurance. It was a listed building and no one was making the glass required to replace the windows anymore.
     
  16. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    Thanks Nick, I was unaware of that.
     
  17. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    I was thinking more about an arsonist and insurance fraud for the house near Nige. I guess the insurance companies were thinking the same about your friend's brother's listed building.
     
  18. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    I really doubt it is insured TBH.

    It was OK when it was like this. It was well hidden. When they expected the permission, they cut back the trees etc, stripped the overgrown land back and then surrounded it with metal fencing. Annoyingly premature!

    [​IMG]Screenshot 2021-07-21 at 20.28.05 by Nigel G, on Flickr
     
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  19. Footloose

    Footloose Well-Known Member

    Nige, this plot doesn't by any chance happen to provide access to another piece of land (with poor access) behind this?
    From my experience (many decades ago) a lot of behind the scenes
    skulduggery occurs in Parish and local councils. There were instances of someone not wanting land redeveloped because it would reduce the value of their property, or on the other hand, eventually benefit from the land being developed.
     
  20. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    Of course it isn't. Any sensible insurance company wouldn't touch it with a barge pole.
     

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