Historic England, officially the Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England, inherited English Heritage’s position as the UK government’s statutory adviser on historic environment and heritage assets. It champions England’s heritage, advises local authorities on managing changes to important heritage and conducts archaeological research. It is the owner of the National Heritage Collection managed by English Heritage.

It was set up in April 2015 and is an executive non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

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Stonehenge and the A303 – Consultation response

2nd March 2017 – Response from Historic England to Highways England here.

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”.