The organisation has asked the British government to include it in the decision-making process on any major schemes proposed for the area in order to protect views from the Tower of London and the Palace of Westminster.
While UNESCO has no direct power over planning decisions, it can ultimately remove World Heritage status from sites if they are significantly altered by new building developments.
Deputy mayor for planning Sir Edward Lister said the Greater London Authority would “fight” for growth. “We understand their concerns but have to balance them with the demands of an expanding city," he said. "It’s all about moderation from both sides.”
The South Bank is home to a number of London's most recognisable landmarks, including the Royal Festival Hall, the London Eye and Renzo Piano's Shard skyscraper.
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