Front cover of Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site Management Plan
Management of our World Heritage Site
To maintain the Outstanding Universal Value of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site by protecting, conserving, presenting, enhancing and transmitting its culture, economy, unique heritage and landscape in a sustainable manner.
Create and promote a local, national and international understanding and identity for the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site as a cohesive and coherent whole, based on its global significance for all of humankind.
Protect and conserve the Outstanding Universal Value of the DVMWHS to ensure its transmission to future generations. Aim 1 is paramount and all other aims must not conflict with it.
Promote public awareness and engagement with the DVMWHS by presenting its Outstanding Universal Value through formal/informal learning, volunteering, events, interpretation and encouraging research.
Promote the sustainable development (Environmental, Economic and Social) of the DVMWHS to provide a world-class destination where people are proud to live, work, visit and invest.
Enhance the social wellbeing of the DVMWHS communities and maximise the benefits of the site’s cultural value at a local, regional, national and international level.
Develop an integrated and sustainable approach to meeting and promoting the transportation and accessibility needs of the DVMWHS and its users.
Promote a cohesive and coherent understanding of the DVMWHS by identifying its differing spatial needs and priorities.
Monitor the DVMWHS to the standard required by UNESCO, and encourage appropriate site-wide data gathering to support the delivery of the above aims.
The Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site is a large and complex one with a wide range of stakeholders; those people and organisations that support the work of the Partnership, and to whom the Partnership can offer advice and expertise.