Wayne Colquhoun's Comments
Comment on: Mayoral contender moots Liverpool Waters enquiry
Another Mayoral candidate Joe Anderson the current council leader has said World Heritage status is just a badge on the wall. You do have to admire his consistency for being one of Peels Poodles. http://www.liverpooldailypost.co.uk/liverpool-news/regional-news/2012/01/02/we-ll-sacrifice-world-heritage-certificate-for-5-billion-liverpool-waters-scheme-city-council-leader-joe-anderson-reflects-on-a-difficult-2011-92534-30044826/
Call my Bluff is a game this arogant developer Peel Holdings and its oily rags are used to playing. Only this time they are playing it with a Unesco World Heritage Site and the city council...Peels poodles are allowing them to do what they want only to lose us the coveted title. Why not look to Amsterdam for inspiration and how they are able to build humane sustainable architecture around its historic waterways? Why would you want to turn a WHS into Milton Keyne-on-Sea it makes no sense. The fact of the matter is the developers do not have the class to deliver and will flip the schem if planning permission is granted. http://condensedthoughts.blogspot.com/2012/02/liverpool-waters-will-sink-city.html Trafford Park-On-Mersey is just not good enough for my city.
Mr Finch is in fact once again incorrect in his analysis of Liverpool. This is indeed a result of doing no research into the subject and....well just spouting off really. It is he, who appears to be doing the bullying of Unesco here not the other way around. If he had read this fine publication the AJ he would have noted that several excellent articles had been done by Richard Waite on the subject of Unesco and Liverpool. It is not the Wirral development (Wirral Waters) that is proving a threat to Liverpools skyline it is Liverpool Waters by, the sinister (Quote "Piloti" of Private Eye, Peel Holdings. In that end he has not been able to make a fair judgement and although he may be nearer to London it would be most helpful if Mr Finch, if talking about the threat to Liverpools skyline in future got his facts correct. The fact of the matter is, English Heritage are against Liverpool Waters as is CABE, (was he not connected with them at one time) and Unesco have critisiced the development stating it would destroy the OUV of the WHS. It is we the public who need Unesco in Liverpool to help protect us from this poor quality throwback to the 60's style development. We in Liverpool have attempted to destroy the WHS and I can inform Mr Finch that we need Unesco's help, and the Citys record of 46 listed buildings destroyed in the last 6 years speaks more truth than Mr Finch could ever do on this subject.
http://www.liverpooldailypost.co.uk/liverpool-news/regional-news/2012/01/26/choppy-waters-ahead-for-peel-s-huge-5-5bn-skyscraper-plan-for-liverpool-99623-30199817/ http://www.liverpoolconfidential.co.uk/News-and-Comment/Unesco-tells-city-to-think-again-over-Liverpool-Waters http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/liverpool-news/local-news//tm_headline=unesco-inspectors-attack-liverpool-waters-scheme%26method=full%26objectid=30193588%26siteid=100252-name_page.html http://www.liverpooldailypost.co.uk/liverpool-news/regional-news/2012/01/24/unesco-warns-5-5bn-liverpool-waters-scheme-would-irreversibly-damage-city-s-world-heritage-waterfront-100252-30189591/ http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/jan/24/liverpool-heritage-waterfront-damage?newsfeed=true http://www.liverpooldailypost.co.uk/liverpool-news/regional-news/2012/01/24/unesco-inspectors-urge-compromise-on-5-5bn-liverpool-waters-plan-to-protect-city-s-world-heritage-site-status-99623-30187368/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-16698234 http://www.bbc.co.uk/i/b01b4fyt/
Comment on: Finch hits back at TAG bias claim
My opinion is that Paul Finch is a foul mouthed man, with far too much power and a lack of respect. I attended an AJ conference in Liverpool where I raised legitimate questions about the risks to Liverpools World Heritage Site to the panel he provided. The Architectural Review had done a Liverpool special edition and he lined up Broadway Malyan and all the usual suspects in a fait accompli. CABE had supported several schemes such as the Three Black Coffins on Mann Island, which in my opinion have no place in Liverpools WHS. These views had been echoed in publications he edited. "Stuff Unesco he said what has it got to do with them, send them packing" With this level of foul mouthed debate it is little wonder he is in trouble with traditionalists.........and Liverpool with Unesco.
Great words, but that is all they are from Jonathan Brown, who does not live in the Toxteth area. The Merseyside Civic Society is a spent force unfortunatly, and is now used as a platform for people to 'get their name about'. I bet each meeting has no more than three people attending. I was at the Liverpool planning committee meeting, as was the MCS Chairman, of 19th April 2011 and was suprised to see so many people, who are, residents of the area, openly eclaring they want the place knocked down and re-developed. Where is their say. I have never before seen a situation where people who live in an area are supporters, declaring they want their houses knocked down..............and it helped change my mind, enough is enough. http://liverpoolpreservationtrust.blogspot.com/2011/04/save-us-from-save-britains-heritage.html This is a orchestrated campaign by SAVE and a few of MCS but lets hear a bit more from those who dont have the time or the understanding of how to get 'themselves about'. http://liverpoolpreservationtrust.blogspot.com/2011/06/21-madryn-street-house-that-save.html We all know the new houses will be shoeboxes, so thats worth highlighting, but Peter Brown who was a open supporter of the godawful Mann Island Development as MCS Chairman should understand that those houses, he is proclaiming to want saved are now dead and buried. As with Ege Lane, It is the ojectors who dont live in an area who are stopping the area being given another chance. They may not want to understand these facts and may get upset but, it really is tie to move on.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-14124577 Local BBC coverage
Stanley Park is a Grade II listed Victorian Park by the way.
Edward far too may people have been in the US fan club, allowing them too much slack I agree. You yourself, involved with the C20 society north west know how the Art Deco buildings that I fought to save in Liverpool were left to rot with empty promises from US. On the Midland Score, as you know I arranged the C20 tour of the Mildland Hotel for C20 and I am afraid to say you did not notice the gross loft box that despoilt the lines of the building whilst looking at the wall. I sat through a presentation of Urban Splash once and concluded that far too many people have a confirmation bias towards their work.....not me, i think they were getting away with murder and we paid for it.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/i/b010r7by/ Radio 4 Beyond Westmisnster