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Liverpool Local Plan

The Liverpool Local Plan provides a long-term spatial vision, strategic priorities and policies for future development in the city over the next 15 to 20 years. The Local Plan means that change can happen in a managed way, so we can maintain the unique character of the World Heritage Site.

  • Chapter 11: Heritage – sets out the policies for the city’s heritage, including conservation areas and listed buildings. This chapter includes a policy for the World Heritage Site (Policy HD2 Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City World Heritage Site)
  • Chapter 10: Urban Design includes a policy on tall buildings (Policy UD6) to protect the streetscape and skyline of Liverpool’s public realm.

Visit the council website to read the local plan and associated documents.

Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City World Heritage Site Supplementary Planning Document (WHS SPD)

Adopted in 2009, the WHS SPD provides detailed guidance for new development, regeneration and conservation in the Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City World Heritage Site and surrounding area.

It supplements the Unitary Development Plan and deals with the management of the site, and embodies the principles in the existing WHS Management Plan.

Visit the council website to read the World Heritage SPD and associated documents.

The Ropewalks Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

Adopted in 2005, the Ropewalks SPD provides detailed guidance for new development in the Ropewalks area of the city centre and is used with the UDP for making decisions on planning applications in the area.

Visit the council website to read the Ropewalks SPD.