Fulfilling our obligations
It is for each Government to decide how to fulfil its obligations under the World Heritage Convention. In the UK this is done through the spatial planning framework, designation of specific assets and the development of World Heritage Site Management Plans. Since 1994 it has been UK Government policy for all UK World Heritage Sites to have Management Plans.
Historic England advises Government on its obligations to World Heritage, working closely with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport which leads as the UK State party to the World Heritage Convention.