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Published on Thursday, July 22, 2021

Liverpool loses World Heritage status






Liverpool has officially been relieved of its World Heritage status and Premier League club Everton is partly to blame. The Liverpool docklands was delisted by the UNESCO Committee following concerns over many years of encroaching development in the area.


It's not a complete surprise as Liverpool was placed on World Heritage in Danger list nearly a decade ago. It seems approval of plans for Everton's new £500 million stadium may have been the final straw.


Mayor of Liverpool Joanne Anderson was 'hugely disappointed and concerned' by the decision.


 


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