Issue details

York as a World Heritage Site

Purpose of Report: To consider potential application for York to become designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Executive will be asked to
• Accept the recommendation of the York World Heritage Steering Group (YWHSG) report that York should make a bid for World Heritage status;
• Commit City of York Council, together with YWHSG, to ask the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to consider an application from York for admittance to the UK Tentative List of World Heritage Sites;
• Work with YWHSG to take the bid project forward to Stage 2, including forming a broad-based public and private partnership to take forward the required work.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Be significant in terms of its effects on communities;

Decision status: Decision Made

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 28/02/2022

Level of Risk: 04-08 Regular monitoring required;

Decision due: 21/04/22 by Executive

Lead member: Executive Member for Culture, Leisure and Communities

Lead director: Director of Customer & Communities

Department: Directorate of Customer & Communities

Contact: Charlie Croft, Assistant Director of Customer and Communities Email:

Equality Impact Assessment Completed?: To be completed.


Agenda items


  • York as a World Heritage Site  


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