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What happens next?
The A303 Stonehenge Project is a National Infrastructure Planning Project and subject to the new Development Consent Order procedures.
Following the pre-application consultation there will be an examination in public organised by the Planning Inspectorate where members of the public can register to be an ‘interested party’. More about the process here. Highways England’s timeline is copied below.
And finally… will we be ignored?
We must engage with enthusiasm, effectively and with optimism. Past experience however leads us to doubt the validity of this process since 77% of us objected to this proposal in 2017. A cynic would ask: “Is this consultation just an expensive charade for good form to satisfy political paymasters?” This consultation will be no better than the last. No balance of facts. No national or international outreach. It will listen selectively. And it will finally conclude with the answer it seeks. We need to record and save our complaints for the Public Examination that is expected in 2019. So please keep supporting this campaign.
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Stonehenge World Heritage Site (WHS) is this country’s most important prehistoric landscape, valued the world over for its outstanding complex of Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments and buried archaeology. The recently-discovered Mesolithic site of Blick Mead dates back over eight millennia. The landscape inspires spiritual celebrations, artists, writers, historians and people from all walks of life to this day.
Despite the importance of this WHS, the UK Government plans to build a vast dual carriageway across the landscape, with massive tunnel portals emerging into deep cuttings for around a mile of new roads. Slip roads to a double interchange would destroy the western setting of the WHS. Irreparable damage would be inflicted upon this remarkable place.
The plans are nothing short of an international scandal. If we allow the damaging A303 Stonehenge scheme to go ahead, nowhere is safe from the bulldozer. We have a global duty to safeguard the whole WHS. It is shocking that our national bodies with obligations to care for our heritage are supporting Highways England’s scheme.
UNESCO, the international body responsible for inscribing World Heritage Sites, has expressed grave concerns.
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A303 Stonehenge Consultation Response 2018
This petition is now closed.
End date: Apr 24, 2018
Signatures collected: 3233
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