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Decision : 32 COM 7B.115
Liverpool – Maritime Mercantile City (United Kingdom) (C 1150)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B,

2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.121, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007),

3. Notes the progress that has been made in developing supplementary planning guidance which will:

a) clearly establish and respect prescribed heights;

b) define the townscape characteristics, wider values (building density, urban patterns and materials) and sense of place;

c) suggest how design briefs can incorporate characteristics and qualities of the property,

4. Also notes that work has been undertaken to raise the profile of the property and inform the general public about its Outstanding Universal Value and its management;

5. Urges the State Party to complete and approve the Supplementary Planning Document as soon as possible;

6. Encourages the State Party to supplement this Supplementary Planning Document with the development of strategic plans for the overall townscape and for the skyline and river front - as highlighted by the 2006 Reactive Monitoring mission and reinforced by the comments of the Urban Panel - in order to achieve the highest quality and to ensure sustainable development;

7. Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2009, an update report on progress made on the above, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 33rd session in 2009.

 Decisions Report
Context of Decision
Themes: Conservation
Year: 2008
Decision Code: 32 COM 7B.115