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A meeting with the Mayor of Àvila and the Director of the World Heritage Centre took place at UNESCO on 26 March 2010 to discuss the planned development of an underground car park, with a capacity of about 300 vehicles, integrated into the slope of the Northern town’s wall. The aim of the new car park is to reduce traffic in the Old Town of Àvila and accompany the revitalization of the green belt surrounding the town wall. The documentation was received the 14 April 2010 and is being evaluated by ICOMOS.

Draft Decision: 34 COM 7B.101

The World Heritage Committee,

  • 1.

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

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    Recalling Decision 33 COM 8B.53, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009,)

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    Notes the progress of the property’s Management Plan and the documentation submitted concerning the car park project, which is being evaluated by ICOMOS;

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    Refers the examination of the buffer zone suggested for the Old Town of Àvila and its Extra-Muros Churches, Spain, to the State Party, in order to allow it to finalize the property’s Management Plan;

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    Requests the State Party to provide three printed and electronic versions of the Management Plan to the World Heritage Centre by 1 February 2011;

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    Also requests the State Party, in conformity with paragraph 172 of the Operational Guidelines, to not take any decisions concerning the car park project submitted by the State Party to the World Heritage Centre, until receiving comments from ICOMOS concerning this project.

State of conservation of World Heritage properties inscribed on the World Heritage List

WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, p. 181

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