Decision : 34 COM 7B.86
Bordeaux, Port of the Moon (France) (C 1256)

The World Heritage Committee,

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

2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.89 and 33 COM 7B.101, adopted at its 32nd (Quebec City, 2008) and 33rd (Seville, 2009) sessions respectively;

3. Notes the inauguration of the Bordeaux UNESCO Committee of experts in January 2009 to advise on all planning matters that might impact on the Outstanding Universal Value of the property, and that the State Party considers that this Committee completes the necessary range of instruments for the management of the overall property;

4. Also notes the consultative processes and constraints in place for the development of the Bassin à flot area and requests the State Party to submit the overall development plan for this area to the World Heritage Centre for review by the Advisory Bodies as well as any further development plans for the outer areas of the city at a conceptual stage;

5. Welcomes the medium term commitment by the State Party to widen the canal associated with the Pont de Pertuis before 2030;

6. Also welcomes the proposed modification to the proposed Bacalan-Bastide bridge and urges the State Party to pursue their on-going studies for additional reduction of the visual impact of the bridge and to submit the final plans to the World Heritage Centre for assessment by the Advisory Bodies; 

7. Commends the State Party for their proposals to regulate the circulation of ships coming up-river to the centre of the city;

8. Further notes that modified proposals for the development of the Cassignol warehouses will be submitted to the World Heritage Centre in due course;

9. Also requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2012, the final plans for the bridge as well as a report on the state of conservation of the property addressing the points above, for review by the Advisory Bodies.

 Decisions Report
Context of Decision
Themes: Conservation
States Parties: France
Year: 2010
Decision Code: 34 COM 7B.86