Liverpool City Council are undertaking a five-week consultation on a Draft Strategic Regeneration Framework (SRF) for the Cavern Quarter and Williamson Square.

The draft document, which was approved by the cabinet earlier this month, sets out a new strategic vision for the area, and includes a number of recommendations on stimulating the cultural and economic offer in the area, including:

  • More diversity in the Cavern Quarter, including a greater focus on daytime shopping and leisure, and tougher scrutiny of future drinking/takeaway/nightclub planning applications.
  • Use of licensing laws to reduce anti-social effects of the Cavern Quarter’s drinking scene.
  • Public realm improvements, better lighting, and public art, to emphasise the existing open spaces and signature building frontages.
  • Increased business and residential use of the currently vacant upper floors.
  • Pop-up electrical points in Williamson Square, to enable greater use as a temporary public performance space.

The full draft document is a fairly easy (if long!) read, if you’d like to know more details about how the SRF has been developed and what its specific recommendations are. Download it from the council’s webpage.

We’d encourage residents in the area to read the proposals, and give their feedback to the council – either via the council’s online form, or at one of three upcoming consultation events:

The outcome of the consultation, and the final SRF document, will be reported to the city cabinet in early 2020 for final endorsement.