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Heritage management plan

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A Heritage management plan is a single policy for the management of a heritage resource with the aim of preservation or, if necessary, at minimizing damage or destruction or at presentation of the heritage resource to the public.

An Integrated heritage management plan is a plan for Heritage Site Management devised for the control of the elements that make up physical and social environment of a site, its physical condition, land use, human visitors, interpretation, etc, aimed at the preservation or, if necessary, the minimizing ofdamage or destruction or at presentation of the site to the public. A site management plan is designed to retain the significance of the place. It ensures that the preservation, enhancement, presentation and maintenance of the place/site is deliberately and thoughtfully designed to protect the heritage values of the place.

See also Heritage Terminology.

For more information view the guidlines on the SAHRA website.