Conservation of Archaeological Sites

Objective 7: To manage the archaeological remains in the World Heritage Site in a way that ensures their continued enjoyment by this and future generations.

Policy 7a: There should be regular monitoring of the condition of all elements of the World Heritage Site, and maintenance should be prioritised accordingly.
  • Action: Further develop and review an effective volunteer monitoring programme for the World Heritage Site. Year 1-5​ (Completed
  • Action: Establish a process for the identification and implementation of priority work. Year 1 (Completed
Policy 7b: All necessary steps should be taken to remove from the Historic England Heritage at Risk Register any element of the World Heritage Site that is deemed to be at high risk.
  • Action: By the end of the Plan period, take the steps required to where possible remove from the Heritage at Risk Register every part of the World Heritage Site currently at high risk. Year 3-5 (In progress, Initial audit, WallCAP project underway) 
Policy 7c: The use of ‘generic consents’ should be developed, wherever appropriate, for the conservation of the OUV of the World Heritage Site, and to minimise delays to non-damaging works.
Policy 7d: Conservation and repair work carried out in the World Heritage Site should always adhere to best conservation practice.
Policy 7e: As a precautionary principle, any element of the World Heritage Site that is under cultivation should be considered at risk.
  • Action: Encourage research to draw together and build on the best practice in conservation for the World Heritage Site identified in sources such as the Raphael Project report, especially for those elements under arable cultivation. Year 3 (in progress, underway with WallCAP)
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