Legal landscape: Holding out for heritage in Bath; Jason Tann & Christine Hereward; The Planner

UK – City of Bath

New proposals for Bath Quays South could threaten the city’s World Heritage Status. Follow Stonehenge and bring in UNESCO, say Jason Tann and Christine Hereward.

Bath is one of 29 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the UK and uniquely the only entire city accorded this status. Such designation gives rise to additional issues for Bath and North East Somerset Council to consider in planning policy and in determining applications. Equally, developers need to make sure they address the designation in applications, a requirement that also applies to schemes located outside the World Heritage Site itself if the proposed development may impact upon it.

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