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Committee Decisions

35 COM 7B.91

Mont-Saint-Michel and its Bay (France) (C 80bis)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-11/35.COM/7B,

2. Recalling Decision 34 COM 7B.83 adopted at its 34th session (Brasilia, 2010),

3. Takes note of the information provided by the State Party on the management and protection of the property and the potential impact of wind turbines on the landscape setting of the property, in particular the introduction of the "area of landscape influence" of Mont-Saint-Michel;

4. Requests the State Party:

a) to develop a draft Retrospective Statement of Outstanding Universal Value as the basis for the protection and management of the property and thus avoid any irreversible impacts of development projects on the property, including wind turbines,

b) to initiate a management plan, based on the Statement of Outstanding Universal Value, in order to strengthen the protection and governance of the entire property, and to indicate a timetable to implement the creation of an Interregional Monitoring Committee for the management of the property,

c) to invite a World Heritage Centre/Advisory Bodies reactive monitoring mission in 2011 to examine the prevailing logic for the definition of the context of the ensemble and to better understand the impact of the wind turbines on the Outstanding Universal Value of the property and to prepare the draft Retrospective Statement of Outstanding Universal Value prior to and as support for the discussions of this mission,

d) to suspend all wind power projects approved and underway which would have a visual impact on the views toward and from the property whilst awaiting examination of the results of the reactive monitoring mission by the World Heritage Committee at its 36th session in 2012;

5. Also requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2012, a report on the state of conservation and the implementation of the above-mentioned items, as well as the draft Retrospective Statement of Outstanding Universal Value, as requested by Decision 34 COM 10B.3 of the Committee, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 36th session in 2012.

PDF Original Decision Document
Context of Decision
PDF WHC-11/35.COM/7B
Themes: Conservation
States Parties: France
Session: 35COM