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#UNESCOban? - According to ManxRadio, a ban may be placed on the development of the new Isle of Man Steam Packet site? in Liverpool.
The Manx Government’s proposed ferry terminal in Liverpool could be under threat after a heritage body proposed a ban on development there.
UNESCO awarded the city World Heritage status in 2004, and has now said it wants a moratorium on work near the historic waterfront.
It said failing to comply could mean losing the status – although mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson has rejected the call.
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Some 10,000 people visit the Unesco world heritage site every year. But a safety audit last year was critical of facilities at Portmagee, finding there was a risk of slipping on concrete steps leading to the boats.
Minister for Transpirt Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar has earmarked €200,000 to fund the new pontoons for tourist ferries to the island, which will be located in closer proximity to the fishing village.
The Irish Times has more on the story HERE.