The Ministry of Culture and Media of the Republic of Croatia presented the document "Conservation base for the contact zone of the world good of the Old Town of Dubrovnik ".
It is a conservation basis for the extended buffer zone, ie the contact zone of the world good of the City of Dubrovnik. It is an area that is of interest in terms of preserving an acceptable environment of world heritage and in this area are controlled interventions that could affect the setting of world heritage. It has been expanded in relation to the originally established zone from 1994 and includes the area from Gruž Bay, ie Kantafig and Batahovina, all the way to Sveti Jakov, ie the position of Cape Orsula and the slope of Srđ.
"We are aware that Dubrovnik has in fact already reached construction capacity, especially in this visible part of the common visibility with the world good. Therefore, it is necessary to make maximum professional efforts so that the further development of the city is in the interest of preserving the values for which it is inscribed on the World Heritage List. '', said on this occasion Tomislav Petrinec, chief conservator at the Ministry of Culture and Media.
The conservation base is an expert document that will further be the basis for the City to amend, supplement or adopt spatial planning documentation, and will be submitted to UNESCO as a basis for further monitoring of the situation in space.
The Mayor of Dubrovnik, Mato Franković, thanked the Ministry of Culture and Media and all conservation departments in the Republic of Croatia for their dedicated work on this document.
"It will be easier for us to implement this in this extremely important document for us when introducing changes to the GUP and PPU. We hope that at the beginning of next year we will have adopted the Historic Core Management Plan, which also relies on this background. A big step has been made and we are closer to resolving some future situations that we have seen happen in the recent past, and we hope that they will not happen again in the future with the implementation of this document.", Said Mato Franković, Mayor of Dubrovnik.
He also pointed out that it was important to protect the space as much as possible, but at the same time get a document that will be alive, legible and unambiguous. It will also allow that in the future there will be no need to do a HIA (monumental heritage impact study) for each project except for large projects, while everything else will be covered through this conservation base.