Committee Decisions

33 COM 7B.123

Cathedral, Alcázar and Archivo de Indias in Seville (Spain) (C 383 rev)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B.Add,

2. Expresses its concern that the State Party has not provided any information on the proposed Cajasol tower, in conformity with Paragraph 172 of the Operational Guidelines;

3. Notes the documentation provided by the State Party in May 2009;

4. Urges the State Party to carry out, if not already undertaken, a comprehensive impact assessment of the proposed developments on the Outstanding Universal Value of the World Heritage property and its setting;

5. Also urges the State Party to halt any construction works on this project until such a comprehensive impact assessment has been completed and reviewed by ICOMOS;

6. Requests the State Party, in consultation with the World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS, to develop a draft Statement of Outstanding Universal Value, for examination by the World Heritage Committee;

7. Also requests the State Party to define a buffer zone for the World Heritage property and to submit a map by 1 February 2010, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 34th session in 2010;

8. Further requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2010, a report on the state of conservation of the property and on the steps taken to implement the recommendations set out above, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 34th session in 2010.

Themes: Conservation
States Parties: Spain
Session: 33COM