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Liverpool Waters: What heritage is at stake?

Words: Simon Wicks
Victoria Clock Tower at Liverpool Waters

Much of the debate about the Liverpool Waters scheme revolves around the site’s World Heritage Listing. But what’s actually listed, and why?

Roughly half of the Liverpool Waters site lies within the city’s World Heritage Site; the remainder is in the 250-metre ‘buffer zone’, where alterations could affect the status of the world heritage listing. But what does it mean to be ‘inscribed’ on World Heritage List? Why has it been given to Liverpool and its docks, and what’s on the Liverpool Waters site........
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