Liverpool City Council has announced that it is set to adopt a new policy relating to the design and location of new tall buildings that are constructed in the city, reports Public Sector Executive.
image for illustration: Dave Chetwyn
… the document will also make sure that Liverpool’s future tall buildings complement the city’s character, heritage assets and image…
Public Sector Executive writes:
[On 17th October], a report for the Council’s Cabinet recommended that the council takes up a Tall Buildings Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)… to help map out how development can become proactive and positive….
Guidance will include details of what the council deems to be appropriate in terms of height, design, and location, supplementing the local plan and helping to guide the council’s new waterfront strategy. Whilst making sure that this guidance goes hand in hand with the National Design Guide, the document will also make sure that Liverpool’s future tall buildings complement the city’s character, heritage assets and image.
The council has identified five locations around the city that could be appropriate for clusters of tall buildings. These are:
- Liverpool Waters
- Commercial District
- Leeds Street/Pall Mall
- Paddington Village
- Southern fringe of Baltic Triangle
Director of Planning and Building Control at Liverpool City Council, Samantha Campbell, said:
“This Tall Buildings SPD sets out a framework, with a clear objective to guide the development of tall buildings in a positive and proactive manner.
“Tall buildings can play an essential part of Liverpool’s growth and regeneration. Indeed, Liverpool has a great tradition of building tall, notably with the Liver Building on the Waterfront and skyscraper construction used at Oriel Chambers, Water Street.
“The SPD is part of a suite of placemaking documents, including the recently adopted Local Plan, which seek to secure the best possible development in terms of location, quality and design to further enhance the very special and unique character on Liverpool.”