English Heritage formerly a Government executive body, is now a self-financing charitable trust that manages the National Heritage Collection for England, consisting of over 400 sites, including the Stonehenge monument and the land immediately surrounding the stone circle. (The National Trust owns considerably more of the landscape of the World Heritage Site, some of it bordering the A303.)

English Heritage Trust was created in April 2015 and is commonly known as English Heritage. Follow English Heritage on Twitter @EH_Stonehenge

25 July 2016 English Heritage successfully applied to Wiltshire Council for planning permission to permanently extend the Coach Park. Application plans, details and decision notice here.

Stonehenge Alliance objected to the permanent extension and asked for temporary planning permission.  Reasons given are set out in our letter here, summarised in our blog here.

Stonehenge and the A303 – Consultation response

7th February 2017 – Interim response

Historic England, English Heritage and the National Trust published their initial joint response to Highways England’s proposal. Supported with the exception of the Western Portal:

“We are presently considering how the western portal proposals might be amended to ensure benefit to this internationally important ancient landscape. We will include constructive comment on this as part of our formal response to the public consultation and will seek Highways England’s commitment to improving this aspect of the scheme”.