Committee Decisions

27 COM 7B.82

Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

The World Heritage Committee [48],

1. Taking note of the changes made to the construction technique for the tunnel,;

2. Welcomes the State Party's decision to construct a bored tunnel, which is less damaging for the Stonehenge, Avebury  and Associated Sites  World Heritage property than a cut-and-cover tunnel;

3. Noting that the Environmental Impact Assessment of the road improvements to the A303 are available on the web site www.highways.gsi.gov.uk ,

4. Requests the State Party to provide a progress report to the World Heritage Centre by 1 February 2004 in order that the World Heritage Committee can examine the state of conservation of the property at its 28th session in 2004.

[48]  Decision adopted following written amendment proposed by the State Party.

Themes: Conservation
Focal Point: EUR/NA
Session: 27COM