ACT NOW! Write to your MP using sample letter below.
Dear [First and Last names] MP, Find your MP here
As you may know, the Transport Secretary’s decision to build a road and tunnel across Stonehenge World Heritage Site has been quashed in the High Court. As a result, the project has been delayed and Grant Shapps must redetermine the scheme.
Not only would this road scheme irreparably damage the landscape and its prehistoric archaeology, but UNESCO could reconsider the site’s World Heritage status if it goes ahead.
The case for the scheme rests on the shakiest of economic foundations. There is no realistic prospect of end-to-end dualling of the A303 in the foreseeable future, so all it would achieve would be to shift traffic jams a few miles downstream.
As the UK hosts world leaders in addressing the climate crisis, we expect to see all government decisions contributing to rapid reductions in CO2 emissions. But the Stonehenge scheme is one of the worst offenders in this regard, and would add nearly 2.5 million tonnes of additional emissions in its building and operation.
Surely this is the time to abandon this hugely expensive scheme, protect our most iconic World Heritage, and pursue low carbon alternatives instead?
Please ask the Transport Secretary to ditch this scheme.
You might like to add that you attended a COP26 demonstration.
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