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Tech landscape: Respecting Liverpool's protected views

Words: Matt Moody
Liverpool Waters visualisation

What's to stop a city's most valued buildings being visually swamped by new development? Matt Moody finds out how the masterplanners of the Liverpool Waters scheme have incorporated views into a masterplan that attempts to build on the city's World Heritage Site designation

Since the London Building Act of 1888 – which banned buildings “taller than a fireman’s ladder” to protect views of St Paul’s Cathedral – and even earlier, town planners have sought to protect their cities’ most cherished views from being spoiled by new development.

Unsurprisingly, this often leads to tension between planners and developers. In Li.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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