1072. European architectural heritage.

The Convention for the Protection of the Architectural Heritage of Europe1 aims to set out the framework for a common policy for the conservation and enhancement of the architectural heritage2. 'Architectural heritage' comprises the following permanent properties:

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    (1)     monuments: all buildings and structures of conspicuous historical, archaeological, artistic, scientific, social or technical interest, including their fixtures and fittings;

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    (2)     groups of buildings: homogeneous groups of urban or rural buildings conspicuous for their historical, archaeological, artistic, scientific, social or technical interest which are sufficiently coherent to form topographically definable units;

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    (3)     sites: the combined works of man and nature, being