“The variety and unique nature of the UK’s heritage is recognised around the world,” said John Penrose, Tourism and Heritage Minister. “But if we’re to succeed in getting more UK sites awarded World Heritage Status we have to make sure the strength of the nominations we put forward are second to none. I’m in no doubt that the expert panel chaired by Sue Davies will do a fantastic job in whittling down the list to ensure we have the very best chance of succeeding in front of UNESCO in the future.”
Once the Tentative List has been completed, hopefully by Spring next year, it will be submitted to UNESCO. Nominations from this list will then be put forward from 2012 for inclusion on the World Heritage List.