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Have your say on future of heritage sites

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: November 21, 2012

Historic mining landscapes like Wheal Trewavas in South West Cornwall are the subject of a report by The Cornish Mining World Heritage Site Partnership Board

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A blueprint of how some of the Westcountry's most precious landscapes should be looked after in the future has been opened up for public scrutiny.

The Cornish Mining World Heritage Site Partnership Board has released its plan for how the vast area which covers iconic UNESCO sites in the county and West Devon should be managed.

Julian German, chairman of the partnership board, said it was important that everyone had their say.

"The UNESCO World Heritage Convention seeks to identify, protect and preserve the world's cultural and natural heritage considered to be of outstanding value to humanity," he said.

"The Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape belongs to the world, and we are all custodians, charged with ensuring our heritage is preserved for the enjoyment of future generations.

"This recognition brings with it the responsibility to ensure that the site is cared for in a way that it consistent with the World Heritage Convention. This management plan, and the implementation of the policies and strategic actions within it, is the means to deliver against these commitments."

The closing date for comments is January 14, 2013, and the plan can be viewed and responses made at www.cornishmining.org.uk/consultation, or in writing to the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site Office, Percuil Building, Old County Hall, Truro TR1 3AY

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