Subject heading: A303 Stonehenge Tunnel

I am shocked to learn that the UK Government intends to go ahead with the A303 Stonehenge Tunnel scheme even though permission for it was quashed in the High Court.

You may not realise that:

The scheme makes no economic sense, costing more than it will ever deliver in benefits.

It will undermine the UK’s commitment to urgently address climate change.

There is worldwide opposition to damaging our World Heritage Site.

The scheme examiners recommended refusal on the grounds of significant and irreversible harm  to the WHS.

The scheme goes against the advice of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee, and of many experienced archaeologists and specialists.

UNESCO has advised against continuing with the current proposal suggesting instead that a new proposal that avoids the WHS is examined or, failing that, longer tunnels are explored.

Surely approval by the Transport Secretary is a mistake.  Please reconsider this scheme and avoid international condemnation.

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