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    Default Heritage stripping again - Dock filling on Peel's agenda again.

    Peel Holdings in the form of Ian Pollitt & Lindsey Ashworth directors, held a meeting with the tenants of Waterloo Warehouse & Waterloo Quay.
    They produced a slick 'Star Wars like' presentation of their plans for Central Docks.

    Basically it is fill most of the docks in and develop as much of it as they can get away with. This will destroy historic docks and the atmosphere of the area.

    Peel intend to submit an application to fill in West Waterloo Dock!! Again

    Peel are arrogant about the whole thing and are convinced they will get their way irrespective of the cost to the existing residents, and more importantly the significance of the docks historical importance and the loss to our cities heritage.

    The local residents intend to produce as much historical information as possible in respect of these particular docks to be in a position to counter Peel's rampant quest for more profit!! Greed

    These docks are important, the American packets berthed here, the largest migration in human history, and more people left via Liverpool than any other port. The United Nations recognised Liverpool's role in this migration and slapped World Heritage status on the docks and large parts of the city centre. It must be preserved for the rest of the world - the city of Liverpool merely being custodians.

    The city has been here for 800 years, this heritage and history should not be destroyed by developers greed.

    Many of us have seen a whole city stripped over the past 40 years. The people of Greater Liverpool must rise against this latest attack of Heritage stripping.

    American Author Herman Melville compared observed Liverpool docks at close quarters and compared them to the construction of pyramids. The magnitude of the constructions is greater at Liverpool - and at Liverpool it was useful, unlike the pyramids.

    'Redburn, His First Voyage' by Herman Melville 1849...


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    "Previous to this, having only seen the miserable wooden wharves and
    shambling piers of New York... in Liverpool I beheld long China walls of
    masonry; vast piers of stone; and a succession of granite-rimmed docks,
    completely enclosed. The extent and solidity of these structures seemed
    equal to what I had read of the old pyramids of Egypt. In magnitude, cost
    and durability the docks of Liverpool surpass all others in the world... for
    miles you may walk along that riverside, passing dock after dock, like a
    chain of immense fortresses.

    Prince's Dock, of comparatively recent construction, is perhaps the largest
    of all and is well known to American sailors from the fact that it is mostly
    frequented by the American shipping. Here lie the noble New York packets,
    which at home are found at the foot of Wall-Street; and here also lie the
    Mobile and Savannah cotton ships and traders."
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    how it once was?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterways View Post
    They produced a slick 'Star Wars like' presentation of their plans for Central Docks.
    Is there anywhere (online) to view this proposal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben View Post
    Is there anywhere (online) to view this proposal?
    http://www.liverpoolwaters.co.uk/main.html

    The Masterplan clearly shows West Waterloo Dock filled in. That means: Clarence, Trafalgar, Victoria and West Waterloo Docks are filled in. That is one large water acreage that could be used to enhance developments. Everyone likes to live around water. The waterways should be extended inland and further developments around them - not getting rid of water spaces. Every other city is digging out canals and basins and making further water space and living around them. Liverpool? Well what do expect!!! What other city has stripped away so much of its own heritage and treats it with open contempt.

    Princes and Princes Half-Tide docks have been used for construction waste infill and are now only canal boat depths, precluding deep sea vessels from berthing in theses docks. Little more than duck ponds. What a squandering of heritage. No tall ships can beth there. No historic ships can permanently more there.
    The new Amsterdam at Liverpool?
    Save Liverpool Docks and Waterways - Click

    Deprived of its unique dockland waters Liverpool
    becomes a Venice without canals, just another city, no
    longer of special interest to anyone, least of all the
    tourist. Would we visit a modernised Venice of filled in
    canals to view its modern museum describing
    how it once was?


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