Liverpool launches consultation on high-rise building policy
The public has until September 16 to give their opinion on the draft urban planning guide for high-rise buildings, which Location North West unveiled last month.
The Additional planning document for high-rise buildings Project of six-zone floodlights suitable for groups of tall structures:
- Liverpool Waters
- Commercial district
- Leeds Street/Pall Mall
- Central Station
- Village of Paddington
- Southern fringe of the Baltic Triangle.
In addition to highlighting potential locations for high-rise buildings, the SPD also provides guidance on how these projects should be designed. In its current form, the policy encourages councilors to ensure that future high-rise building projects meet the following four criteria:
- A clear purpose and role for high-rise building to directly support regeneration
- Proposed height is appropriate to the role or function of the locality
- It contributes positively to a territory and its scale is adapted to its environment
- Impacts on sensitivities have been fully taken into account.
Comments on the SPD can be sent by email to [email protected] or at one of two virtual consultation events on August 17: one between 10am and noon and the other between 2pm and 4 p.m. Tickets for virtual events can be obtained by emailing the above address.
An in-person event will also take place from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on September 8 at the Cunard Building.
Samantha Campbell, Planning Director for Liverpool City Council, noted that SPD’s scheme has “a clear objective to guide the development of high-rise buildings in a positive and proactive way”.
She also put the document into context.
She said: “The SPD is part of a suite of place-making documents, including the newly adopted local plan, which aim to ensure the best possible development in terms of location, quality and design to further strengthen the very special and unique character of Liverpool. ”
Once changes have been made to the draft SPD based on the consultation comments, a final version will be created. Liverpool City Council’s cabinet will then decide whether or not to adopt the planning document.
Cllr Sarah Doyle, cabinet member for economics and development, described how a future SPD would help the city.
“Liverpool’s horizon is world famous and its development must be handled with sensitivity,” she said. “We must ensure that its historic character and charm is maintained, while allowing for economic growth and job creation.”
Doyle noted that Liverpool’s tall buildings of the past served as “an advertisement for economic prowess” and helped shape its identity.
“We want to make sure that our next generation of high-rise buildings will have a long-term purpose and can inspire pride when we look at them, both for how they look and what they offer,” he said. she declared.