Our submission to Highways England does not conform to the proforma and is lengthy, owing to the specialist input from the different Alliance supporter organisations. We object strongly to the short tunnel scheme and address archaeological, natural environment, landscape and transport considerations. We highlight the incompatibility of the short tunnel project with Government’s commitment to the World Heritage Convention, its own planning guidance and policies, and the widely agreed Word Heritage Site Management Plan 2015. We note a number of statements in the Technical Appraisal Report that indicate the scheme cannot be considered ‘value for money’.
We explain why we consider the consultation process to be seriously flawed and ask for it to be re-run with adequate information provided with a sensible choice of options.
The Alliance’s response to Highways England’s proposals for the A303 Stonehenge scheme can be seen here.
Position of other organisations can be found here.