DCMS sought to examine the UK's approach to World Heritage and whether it supports its interests in protecting and promoting cultural and natural heritage.
This consultation has now ended. The consultation period was 2 December 2008 - 25 February 2009.
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport is seeking to explore the extent to which the UK’s current approach to World Heritage supports the interests of the UK Government and those of the Governments of the Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories in protecting and promoting their cultural and natural heritage; their wider strategic priorities; and their international goals, particularly in relation to UNESCO.
The consultation will also examine the costs and benefits, rights and responsibilities of World Heritage Site status, the balance currently achieved between them, and the implications for the future management, promotion and funding of such sites. The consultation will consider what measures might be taken to clarify and/or strengthen protection for World Heritage Sites and recommend a policy on making future nominations for World Heritage Site status.
If you have any queries about this consultation please contact:
Heritage for the Nation Consultation
2-4 Cockspur Street
All responses will be published, unless you ask us not do so. However, please note that all information in responses, including personal information, may be subject to publication or disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. If any correspondent requests confidentiality this cannot be guaranteed, and will only be possible if considered appropriate under the legislation.
If you have any questions or complaints about the process of consultation on this paper, please contact Caity Marsh, Heritage for the Nation Consultation, Culture Team, 2-4 Cockspur Street, London, SW1Y 5DH.
Last updated 5 December 2008