Welcome to the Autumn 2019 edition of the Liverpool Development Update.
Our city is going through a period of exciting and rapid change. This is in large part fuelled by the £1bn a year investment drive which began in 2015 and looks set to continue through 2020. As a result we are seeing new homes; leisure, health and education facilities; as well as a mixture of offices/industrial and commercial space all creating new jobs to support this city’s growing economy and rising population.
Since the Spring Development Update, much has happened in the city to accelerate the drive toward cleaner air for all and for a reduction in carbon emission to net zero by 2030. These are issues that could have a positive impact on developments across the city and we will look to highlight areas of best practice in future issues.
Every scheme has its challenges, but as we develop our economy we have become more aware of the effect we have on the planet.
Having recently declared a Climate Change Emergency we will be developing a strategy designed to reduce the impact of the city’s regeneration programme, as well as advance measures to develop a low carbon economy. The decade ahead is going to shape the rest of this century in how we tackle climate change – and the only real way to achieve that is for everyone to play their part.
As we approach the end of the second decade of the 21st century, the prospects for our city remain positive. The value of schemes either with or seeking planning approval, or in the early stages of preparation now stands at £13.4 billion. This includes the potential for over 25,000 new homes and over 30,000 new jobs.
This document shows where some of that investment is likely to be. I hope you find it useful and informative.
Joe Anderson, OBE Mayor of Liverpool