Acknowledgements and Thanks

I would like to thank all those individuals and organisations who have collaborated in the development and production of this Management Plan for the Durham Castle and Cathedral World Heritage Site. We could not have achieved this without their help, support and generosity in sharing their expertise, knowledge and experience. The excellent track record of partnership working and positive relationships in the WHS has enabled us to produce a widely supported Plan based on broad consensus.

In particular I would like to thank the members of the Durham Castle and Cathedral World Heritage Site Co-ordinating Committee who worked on the complicated process of developing the aims, policies and actions. The members of the Co-ordinating Committee were: Canon Rosalind Brown (Durham Cathedral), Angela Cook (St. John’s College, Durham), Catherine Dewar (Historic England), Harvey Dowdy (Durham University), Campbell Grant (St. John’s College, Durham), Gemma Lewis (University College, Durham), Paulina Lubacz (Durham University), David Petts (Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Durham University), Douglas Pocock (City of Durham Trust), Martin Roberts (ICOMOS), Sandra Robertson (Durham County Council), Melanie Sensicle (Visit County Durham), and Stuart Timmiss (Durham County Council).

The Durham Castle and Cathedral World Heritage Site Co-ordinating Committee have provided invaluable support and advice throughout the process. We would also like to thank them for their pivotal role in the implementation of previous plans and look forward to their continued help and support in the implementation of this new Plan.

My sincerest thanks go to the developers of our previous plan and Tracey Ingle for providing a firm foundation on which to build this new plan. Also to my predecessor, Seif el Rashidi and Michael Hurlow for their unstinting support and efforts in the development and delivery of the new Management Plan and to the Heritage, Landscape and Design team at Durham County Council. A very special thank you is due to Tanya Chandel and Rachel Hunter who both gave freely of their time and expertise in developing this Plan as part of their placements with the WHS.

Jane Gibson

World Heritage Site Coordinator