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Thread: Planning decision on Liverpool Waters will be delayed until after Unesco inspection

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    Exclamation Planning decision on Liverpool Waters will be delayed until after Unesco inspection

    LIVERPOOL council will delay deciding whether a controversial £5.5bn skyscraper scheme should be given planning permission until Unesco inspectors have visited the city.


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    The man who built Peel Holdings

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    February 03, 2005
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    WINDING DOWN?: John Whittaker

    JOHN Whittaker is a man who always gets what he wants. He has those critical virtues of success in spades, a vision for what he wants, shrewdness, patience, and tenacity.

    In the last three decades he has built an empire estimated at '900m, encompassing the Clydeside in Scotland to the Manchester Ship Canal, the burgeoning Liverpool John Lennon Airport and the Trafford Centre.

    The planned 1000p per share swoop on Mersey Docks adds the final piece in Whittaker's north west jigsaw, and will also add the Medway port in London and a container port in Dublin to his portfolio. Then there are plans for a racecourse and country park in Worsley.

    So what kind of man is he?

    A Manchester-based financier who has watched Whittaker's rise keenly says: "He is the arch deal-doer. He plays hard-ball, he never gives in and always gets what he wants in the end.

    "He has watched Mersey Docks like a hawk for at least the last year and has moved now because of the bid from the venture capitalist. I can't see him failing now.

    "He waited until he had taken Peel private last year before doing this, because it's easier to do a deal like this when you're not listed. "


    The observer, who did not wish to be named, said he felt that once Mersey was integrated into the Peel empire, Whittaker may chose to wind down his business life.

    "I think this will be his swansong in terms of major deals, and he has done a fair few - he had to fight for three years to get the Manchester Ship Canal Company, and the battle to build the Trafford Centre lasted for nearly 10 years and was an epic.

    "When he gets Mersey Docks it will take him three or four years to get the best out of it, and then he will probably want to hand over the reins to the next generation."

    Family is all important to John Whittaker, a tenacious and hard-working individual who guards his privacy keenly.

    He has four children, Mark, James, Kate and John. The eldest three all work for their father, while John, the youngest is at university.


    He was very close to his late parents John, who set up the property business, and May. His mother's car, a classic Mercedes convertible, was installed as the centrepiece of a display when the Trafford Centre opened.

    A strong Catholic faith underlies his business and private life. He has been separated from his wife, Patricia, for a number of years but is still legally married to her.

    He is also notoriously publicity shy - indeed, some say he's shy in private life too - and is said to be uncomfortable with strangers.

    However, he's recognised as one of the shrewedest minds in business.

    The bid for Mersey Docks completes a long-held ambition of forming one single business empire stretching from one end of the Mersey to the other.

    He's also shown himself adept at surrounding himself with formidable advisers - Robert Hough and Mike Butterworth being his key lieutenants for years.

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    Robert Hough ~ Shifting shapes?

    Mike Buterworth~ Dancing with the Devil?


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    Personally, I've got nothing against it since it seems to be in an area that is so in need of regeneration.

    I don't think Unesco should be trying to stop it when you look at what is currently in the area, they should have been all over those black things by the liver building

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    I hope it's a case of the council just being tolerant and courtious and it's a message of 'Come and see and we'll show you it's not going to interfere with the World Heritage Site - and now bog off back home to London as it's the world we're wanting to impress - not you'.

    Now those black monstrosities are a different kettle of fish - they are on the WHS and if they got passed then I can't see the stink made over these, it's as though - oops we have to now.

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    U.N.E.S.C.O...............who cares,and who needs their approval of our city,anyway? I'm all for it,if it leads to regeneration,jobs,etc,but with some sensitivity!

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    This UNESCO thing has all come about due to a complaint to English Heritage (incidentally the north west office is in Manchester, not that I'm being paranoid) by Wayne Colquhooun of the Liverpool Preservation Trust, which doesnt appear to be a trust at all, just alone man blog to further his own opinions. Bizarre that one man can threaten to get all this investment pulled, Peel have fingers in pies across the north and may well take their 5 billion elsewhere.

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