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Committee Decisions

34 COM 7B.92

Cultural Landscape of Sintra (Portugal) (C 723)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add,

2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.116, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009),

3. Commends the considerable improvement in institutional management arrangements, the conservation of buildings, fire protection measures and control of urban development achieved through the implementation of the first stage of the management plan 2005-2009;

4. Encourages the State Party to reconsider the proposals for a new garden between the Park of Pena and the Chalet of the Countess of Edla;

5. Also encourages the State Party to give a role within the institutional management arrangements for the owners and community associations who are stakeholders in the World Heritage property in order to benefit of their ideas and cooperation;

6. Invites the State Party to submit a minor modification request for extension of the buffer zone of the inscribed property, in order to offer enhanced protection of its setting, in the context of the proposed review by the State Party of the transition and buffer zones;

7. Welcomes the timeframe set out to produce a Management Plan involving all stakeholders and including objectives and actions scheduled for 2010-2014 for submission together with the Interpretation Plan by the end of December 2010 for review by the Advisory Bodies;

8. Requests the State Party to ensure that the Management Plan relates clearly to the attributes of Outstanding Universal Value;

9. Also requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2012, an updated report on the progress made with the above and details of any projects that may impact on the Outstanding Universal Value of the World Heritage property.

Themes: Conservation
States Parties: Portugal
Session: 34COM