The green setting of Bath is a key attribute of Outstanding Universal Value
Following the World Heritage UK Technical Seminar on planning and World Heritage on 8th March, you may be interested in this recent (18 April 2017) appeal decision from Bath. In dismissing the appeal for 20 dwellings within the WHS, the inspector was convinced by the Council’s policy documents including the WHS Management Plan and the need to protect open hillsides as part of the OUV. We know from discussion in the technical seminar that comparable examples from different sites are considered useful and this example also provides some validation of Bath’s ‘Setting Study’ approach, another hot topic! The decision can be found here. Please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any further detail.
I am very pleased to announce that the Durham Castle and Cathedral World Heritage Site Management Plan draft version is now live for public consultation (22nd February to 18th April 2016). This is a very important part of the process of ensuring that our new plan is relevant and useful – your comments are important to us.
Please click on this link, https://www.durhamworldheritagesite.com/management-plan which will take you to our home page where you can find out all about the different ways you can comment on and contribute to the plan.
If you have any problems accessing our site, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Also, please do feel free to forward this message to any colleagues you feel would be interested in the Management Plan.
Looking forward to hearing from you
Durham World Heritage Site Coordinator
Email: email@example.com Website: www.durhamwhs.com
Chloe Porter is a planning officer in Edinburgh City Council and has written an excellent blog about the recent World Heritage UK technical workshop on WHS management plans and systems in ‘Planning Edinburgh’. You can read it here:
Watch this space for further World Heritage UK events in 2016, including a Members Meeting at the Giant’s Causeway at the end of June and the second World Heritage UK conference in October.
Stonehenge and Avebury WHS celebrates the launch of the first joint Stonehenge and Avebury WHS Management Plan
The Avebury World Heritage Site Steering Committee and the Stonehenge World Heritage Site Committee are delighted to announce the launch of the first joint Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites World Heritage Site (WHS) Management Plan. Throughout the development of the Plan there have been opportunities for the local community to participate at drop in consultation sessions, at stakeholder workshops and on-line during the 12 week public consultation. The Management Plan is a framework for the many partners who help to manage the World Heritage Site including Wiltshire Council, The National Trust, English Heritage, Historic England, North Wessex Downs AONB, MoD, local parish and town councils and individual landowners and householders that make up the World Heritage Site. The Plan covers a wide range of topics from planning policy, conservation and roads and transport to tourism, interpretation, education and community engagement. The WHS Coordination Unit has worked hard over the past two years to produce a comprehensive document that sets out the issues facing the World Heritage Site and how we will approach these. The Unit has strengthened its relationships with its many partners during the development process and looks forward to working with them over the coming six years.
The Stonehenge and Avebury WHS Management Plan and it is now available online at http://www.stonehengeandaveburywhs.org/management-of-whs/stonehenge-and-avebury-whs-management-plan-2015/
Stonehenge World Heritage Site Coordinator