This Friday Liverpool City Council’s Cabinet will be asked to accept the Liverpool Local Plan and then if accepted it will go to a council meeting on 26th January for full approval. This has been a long and at times tortuous process and the lack of such a plan has led to many controversial developments taking place around the city centre.

The Local Plan aims to set out the principles that will guide future development across the city for the next decade. It will have specific proposals that refer to development in the city centre, including a Tall-Buildings SPD as an addition. It also responds to climate change with policies ensuring energy efficient buildings, sustainable and active travel, enhanced green infrastructure, managing flood risk and minimising and mitigating pollution.

The Local Plan will also enforce various area-based masterplans in the Baltic Triangle, Ten Streets, the Commercial District, the Cavern Quarter and the Upper Central area of the city centre. Developers will be pleased to see the list of brownfield sites being made available for regeneration proposals. There are plans also to protect our parks and open spaces and for job creation at various locations around the city.

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