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Liverpool could be on the verge of losing its World Heritage status after a report said developments, including the new Everton stadium, posed a threat to its value.

The city’s waterfront was named a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2004, joining places such as the Taj Mahal, the Pyramids of Egypt and Canterbury Cathedral.

But, a recommendation to remove the area from the list is to be discussed at a World Heritage Committee meeting at the end of July.

The recommendation, released on Monday, said that the implementation of the Liverpool The Waters Plan, a project to transform the Docklands in the north of the city, had caused “serious deterioration”.

He said projects including the Bramley-Moore Dock, the new Everton pitch approved earlier this year, add to the “proven threat of deterioration and loss of the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property. “.

Artist's impression of Bramley-Moore Dock in Everton
Artist’s impression of Bramley-Moore Dock in Everton

A government spokesperson said: “We are disappointed with this recommendation and will continue to work with UNESCO, Historic England and Liverpool City Council to ensure that the World Heritage Committee can make an informed decision at its meeting next month.”

A document released by Liverpool City Council said more than £ 700million has been invested in modernizing 119 historic assets in the six character areas of the World Heritage site in recent years.

The report – World Heritage City Liverpool – said an additional £ 800million would be spent on more than 40 heritage properties, over the next five years.

Mayor Joanne Anderson said: “City Council is under new political leadership, with a new emphasis on social value in development.

“We want to engage with committee members and invite them to fully assess everything that has been achieved since the last committee meeting in …

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