York World Heritage Site bid fails

posted 27 Mar 2011, 09:39 by Paul Brayford   [ updated 27 Mar 2011, 09:43 ]
From BBC News 22 March 2011

The city of York will not be included in a list of sites recommended for World Heritage Site status, it has been announced.

Archaeologists and council officials presented the York's case to peers and MPs in London late in 2010. 

But the city will not be put forward to Unesco - the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation.

Officials behind the bid said they were disappointed.

An initial bid was made in June 2010, with the fine detail of the application was being presented in November.

A bid last summer was made to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport as the first step of a process that could have taken several years.