The Department of Communities and Local Government (CLG) published a Planning Circular 07/09 on the Protection of World Heritage in England. This is a positive step towards reforming and streamlining England's Heritage Protection System and fulfills the commitment Government made in 2007 to clarify and strengthen protection for World Heritage Sites.
It provides updated policy guidance on the level of protection and management required for World Heritage Sites. It explains the national context and the Government’s objectives for the protection of World Heritage Sites, the principles which underpin those objectives, and the actions necessary to achieve them.
To accompany this English Heritage has produced explanatory guidance entitled 'The Protection and Management of World Heritage Sites in England' which you can download from Related Publications on the right hand side of this page.