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World Heritage Sites

Question for Department for Culture, Media and Sport

UIN HL2029, tabled on 3 October 2016

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to enact primary legislation ensuring that UK World Heritage Sites receive statutory protection from inappropriate planning consents.

Answered on

11 October 2016

Where appropriate UK World Heritage sites are afforded statutory protection through designation of specific assets through existing legislation. Other aspects of World Heritage Sites are key material considerations in the determination of planning applications.