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Stanley Street in Liverpool is to become a focus for a new study which could see the area become an international point of interest.

The move comes as city leaders are look at the gay village as a means to help promote future economic success in Liverpool city centre. The area has a large number of thriving bars and clubs which target LGBT people, and also plays home to several other businesses which cater to all communities.

In an interview with the Liverpool Daily Post Nick Small of Liverpool City Council, and cabinet minister for employment and skills said:

‘We want Liverpool to be known as an inclusive city. We have made strides in this in recent years and are being seen as a more gay friendly city than was the case a few years ago.’

The £12,000 cosultation will be carried out by Feria Urbanism, a specialist design studio. The firm has recently completed a report for Weymouth & Portland Borough Council to help boost the night life of their town town centre.

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