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National park may bid for World Heritage status

Posted 5 May 2010
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National park may bid for World Heritage status
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The Norfolk Broads may be about to bid for Unesco World Heritage status, it has been revealed.

A statement by the Broads Authority has said that its executive will take a vote on whether to press the area's claims on May 14th.

It noted that adding the park to the 28 existing UK sites with such status could help increase tourism.

Such a situation could mean that more people will go walking in the area or bring their fishing tackle and enjoy the angling opportunities the region presents.

Commenting on the possible bid, chief executive of the Broads Authority John Packman stated: "Our preliminary view suggests that the Broads would meet the UK criteria in three of the ten categories under which sites can be nominated."

Existing UK sites include Stonehenge, Canterbury Cathedral and the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew.

Other British candidates for World Heritage status this year include the City of York.

Posted by Dan Mirza