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Since 30th November 2000, the Loire Valley, from Chalonnes (49) to Sully-sur-Loire (45), has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage. UNESCO is expecting the site's stakeholders to draft a reference document on ensuring the actual management and protection of this area.
The very large surface area of this site (280 kilometres long), the very high number of stakeholders and emergence of disputes over new projects justify that this framework management document be shared by all stakeholders and form a joint reference for shared management of the listed section of the Loire Valley.
The French State, as a pledge to sustain this listing before the international community, has undertaken to set up a management plan for the site in liaison with the Centre and Pays de la Loire regions as well as all the public authorities in the Loire Valley.
A first draft of the management plan was written by various State departments (Centre and Pays de Loire Diren, Centre DRAC, SDAP of the four départements concerned) with input from the Mission Val de Loire.
The French Ministries of Culture and Ecology - which relay with UNESCO - have approved the procedure and this first draft of the management plan. This also received the backing of the National Committee of French World Heritage Properties on 28th September 2009 and was presented on 29th September at the Loire Valley Regional Conference.
The plan has been outlined to the local stakeholders who met in Tours on Tuesday 14th December 2009 for the Loire Valley - World Heritage Rendezvous.
Four sections make up the document at present:
A consultation period is being carried out on the basis of the document first draft:
This consultation period should lead to a fifth section being added to the plan on the local authorities' commitments in terms of regional, environmental, tourism and educational policies.
Presentation meetings for the management plan were held in 2010. It has been sent to the local authorities for them to give their written opinions.
The third version has been prepared with the opinions of the local authorities and associations.
Bien reçu !
Nous vous répondrons prochainement.
L’équipe de la Mission Val de Loire.