Year of inscription on the World Heritage List 1986
Year(s) of inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger N/A
Previous Committee Decisions see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/369/documents/
Requests approved: 0
Total amount approved: USD 0
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UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds
Previous monitoring missions
February 2003: joint World Heritage Centre/IUCN Reactive Monitoring mission; February 2013: IUCN Advisory mission
Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports
Illustrative material see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/369/
Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 2016
On 26 November 2015, the State Party submitted a state of conservation report, which is available online at https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/369/documents/. The State Party also submitted a proposal for a Minor Boundary Modification, which will be examined by the Committee under item 8B of the Agenda. The State Party provides updates on the issues raised by the Committee at its 38th session as follows:
The State Party is also in the process of reviewing a revised proposal for an extension to a listed building within the “Distinctive Landscape Setting” of the property, but it anticipates that any impact on OUV will be unlikely.
Analysis and Conclusions of the World Heritage Centre and IUCN
It is recommended that the Committee welcome the State Party’s intentions to notify it, should the new owner of the land associated with the golf resort development submit any development proposal which may affect the OUV of the property. The State Party’s reaffirmation that the existing consent will not have any impact on the OUV of the property is noted. However it is proposed that the Committee recall that the development as was initially proposed and consented remains of concern regarding its impact. It is also recommended that the Committee urge the State Party to ensure that any new proposals submitted by the new land owner are assessed in terms of their potential impact on the OUV of the property, in accordance with IUCN’s World Heritage Advice Note on Environmental Assessment.
It is noted that the petroleum licence has been withdrawn by the licensee, Rathlin Energy Limited, for the area that overlapped with the boundaries of the property and that no exploration work has been conducted or is proposed within the property or in its vicinity. It is acknowledged that the State Party will take the Operational Guidelines into account when granting future licences. Whilst this is welcomed, it is considered that tighter measures to prevent licences from being awarded in future for areas that overlap with the World Heritage property should be assured.
It is recommended that the Committee request the State Party to keep the World Heritage Centre and IUCN informed of progress made.
Decision Adopted: 40 COM 7B.102The World Heritage Committee,
Decision Adopted: 40 COM 8B.35
The World Heritage Committee,