Committee Decisions

34 COM 7B.67

Group of Monuments at Hampi (India) (C 241)

The World Heritage Committee,

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

2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.71, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009),

3. Notes the progress made by the State Party in developing a draft Management Plan;

4. Requests the State Party, as a matter of urgency, to:

a) Prepare a draft Statement of Outstanding Universal Value and submit it to the World Heritage Centre, for examination by the World Heritage Committee, by 1 February 2011;

b) Submit an official request for the extension of the buffer zone boundaries of the property according to the procedure of the Operational Guidelines by 1 February 2011;

c) Complete the Integrated Management Plan (IMP) and submit it to the World Heritage Centre by 1 February 2011 together with a condensed synthesis and, prioritization of the existing recommendations and intentions, for examination by the World Heritage Committee;

d) Provide confirmation that the IMP has been approved, is fully resourced and will be implemented;

e) Stop illegal constructions within the property and the buffer zone area (namely in Hampi Village and Virupapura Gada Island), and control and manage other planned developments, such as social housing projects, to ensure that they do not have a negative impact on the integrity of the landscape;

5. Recalls its request to the State Party to:

a) Demolish and remove the remaining debris, pillars and carriageway of the collapsed bridge;

b) Consider a new more appropriate location for a vehicular bridge outside of the current and possible future boundaries of the property;

6. Also requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre by 1 February 2011 a report on progress made in the implementation of the above recommendations for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 35th session in 2011.

Themes: Conservation
States Parties: India
Session: 34COM