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Hayle: loss of heritage status?

"UNESCO, the world's top cultural organisation is discussing whether development on Hayle harbour could see the town lose its coveted World Heritage Site status.

The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation World Heritage meeting is being held this week (June 2014) in Doha, Qatar, to discuss sites which could be moved to the 'in danger' list, including the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site.

The World Heritage Committee had called on the Government to halt the regeneration plans at South Quay last year to try and bring the development more in line with the site's historic character and limit adverse effect on the Outstanding Universal Value." source: The Cornishman, June 19, 2014

Quite frankly having seen the work in progress I agree, and who needs another supermarket (visible in the background in my picture)? Three other sites in danger are The Palace of Westminster, Liverpool's waterfront and the Giant's Causeway, Antrim due to commercial development. The UK's record on stewardship and planning hits an all time low.

comments (8)

Amazing isn't it, what we lose in the name of "progress". I like your image of this charming marker!
  • ....peter:)
  • Moonbeam, Ontario, Canada
  • 11 Jul 2014, 03:59
This is such a nice monument on this heritage site John... it's sad to see all of the construction going on behind it....petersmile
great view and wonderful exposure as always, a pity to see the distracting hydraulic excavator
  • Chris
  • England
  • 11 Jul 2014, 07:00
Depressing isn't it John
John Prior: Yes it is. Short time gain for developers over historic heritage and environment rules hear.
  • gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 11 Jul 2014, 09:01
This is very interesting John, a fine floral display too.
John Prior: It was only by chance I saw the newspaper, not quite a fish and chip moment, but close smile
But John, money rules the world.....:-( :-(
John Prior: Property development rules here as we can't get our heads around doing anything else to generate wealth
Sadly those who make the decisions appear to have no sense of history, only money, money and even more money!
lovel it love it John!

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