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PPS 6: Planning, Archaeology and The Built Heritage
World Heritage Sites

The Importance of World Heritage Sites

4.1 The criteria for selection of cultural and natural sites of outstanding universal value to be included in the World Heritage List are contained in the “Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention” published by UNESCO. No additional statutory controls follow on from inclusion of a site in this List. Inclusion does, however, highlight the outstanding international importance of the site as a key material consideration in the determination of planning and/or listed building consent applications and appeals.
The following policy is covered in this section.
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