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Liverpool stripped of World Heritage status due to waterfront developments



UNESCO has stripped Liverpool of its prestigious World Heritage status after a UN committee found recent developments caused an "irreversible loss of attributes" in the city.
Following a vote that took place in Fuzhou, China earlier today, the UK city has been removed from the list, which designates locations of Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) to humanity and had been given to Liverpool for its historic centre and docklands.
Several recent developments, including the Liverpool Waters development, contributed to the ballot decision which was taken "due to the irreversible loss of attributes conveying the outstanding universal value of the property."
Thirteen members of the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) committee voted in favour of deleting Liverpool from the register. Five voted against the proposal. The chair of the Unesco World Heritage Committee, Tian Xuejun, announced the decision at a virtual conference. The decision makes Liverpool the third site to lose the status in just under 50 years. It means that the location is no longer considered to possess OUV.
Liverpool joins Dresden's Elbe Valley and Oman's Arabian Oryx Sanctuary as the only sites to have been stripped of their World Heritage status.
UNESCO recommended city be stripped of its status in June
In a report released by UNESCO last month, a draft decision was made to remove Liverpool's docks from the World Heritage list.
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