Decision : 30 COM 7B.93
State of Conservation (Liverpool - Maritime Mercantile City)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,

2. Recalling Decision 28 COM 14B.49, adopted at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004),

3. Commends the City Council on securing investment to construct a new Museum building;

4. Notes with great concern that the new Museum building next to the Three Graces does not comply with the recommendation of the 28th session as it is designed to be dominant rather than recessive; and also notes that three additional new buildings are being planned on the waterfront, one of which could also be intrusive in architectural terms;

5. Requests the State Party to invite a joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS monitoring mission to consider the impact of these proposals on the World Heritage property;

6. Urges the State Party to put in place strategic plans for future development that set out clear strategies for the overall townscape and for the skyline and river front;

7. Further requests the State Party to provide the World Heritage Centre with an updated report by 1 February 2007 on the progress of strategic plans for future development and on the state of conservation of the property, for examination by the Committee at its 31st session in 2007.

 Decisions Report
Context of Decision
Themes: Conservation
Focal Point: EUR/NA
Year: 2006
Decision Code: 30 COM 7B.93