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Committee Decisions

29 COM 7B.66

City of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto (Italy)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-05/29.COM/7B.Rev,

2. Recalling its Decision 28 COM 15B.91, adopted at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004),

3. Thanks the State Party of Italy for the submission of a detailed technical report;

4. Acknowledges the efforts by the State Party to amend the initial Highway construction project;

5. Takes note of the results of the joint UNESCO/ICOMOS mission to the property;

6. Requests the State Party to ensure that the management and conservation plan of the area is being finalized by early 2006;

7. Further requests the State Party to take measures to prevent any illegal or inappropriate construction within the property;

8. Urges the State Party to ensure that a strict control is exerted on land uses in the area surrounding the Villa, in order to avoid urban sprawls or development of industrial constructions that may affect the landscape;

9. Further urges the State Party to send to the World Heritage Centre a complete dossier on the project including the design of each component of the infrastructure in the area concerned;

10. Requests the State Party to prepare for each of the components of the World Heritage property of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto a management and conservation plan including buffer zones and specific measures to protect the historic landscape;

11. Further requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre by 1February 2006 a progress report on the implementation of the mission's recommendations and the management and conservation plan for the World Heritage property and its buffer zone for examination by the Committee at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006).
Themes: Conservation
Focal Point: EUR/NA
States Parties: Italy
Session: 29COM