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Decision : 37 COM 7B.84
Cathedral, Alcázar and Archivo de Indias in Seville (Spain) (C 383 rev)

The World Heritage Committee,

1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B,

2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.88 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012),

3.  Notes the progress with finalising and approving Special Protection Plans for sectors of the Conjunto Histórico, due for completion in 2013;

4.  Also notes that the buffer zone will be completely covered by these Plans which should provide it with adequate protection;

5.  Further notes that for the wider setting, the local authorities will be tasked with establishing adequate control measures for new constructions;

6.  Considers that impact assessments for new constructions which can potentially impact the Outstanding Universal Value should be carried out in line with the ICOMOS Guidance on Heritage Impact Assessments;

7.  Takes note that no collaboration with ICOMOS has so far been undertaken on studies necessary to avoid further high-rise buildings that would impact adversely on the Outstanding Universal Value, but notes furthermore the  request made by the State Party to ICOMOS to start this process;

8.  Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2015 , a progress report on the implementation of the above.

 Decisions Report
Context of Decision
Themes: Conservation, Outstanding Universal Value
States Parties: Spain
Year: 2013
Decision Code: 37 COM 7B.84