BREAKING! SCHEME PAUSED
The Transport Secretary’s decision that was expected on 17th July has been further delayed until 13 November as he wishes to consult on the implications of a major new archaeological find in the World Heritage Site: an incomplete ring of massive pits centred on Durrington Walls henge.
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WHAT DOES THE PETITION ASK FOR?
No further damage should be done to the archaeological landscape of Stonehenge.
Future generations would be appalled at those who decided that road widening should be at the expense of England’s most iconic World Heritage Site.
If A303 widening at Stonehenge is felt to be essential it should be done by means of a deep bored tunnel at least 4.5km long. Anything shorter would cause irreparable damage to this landscape, in breach of the World Heritage Convention.
SINCE SETTING UP THE PETITION IN DECEMBER 2014:
1. We have told the Government that any road tunnel would need to be long enough to protect the ENTIRE World Heritage Site and its setting. We cannot change the wording but our intention to avoid further damage is clearly stated in the petition.
2. We have learned more about the recently discovered Mesolithic site at Blick Mead. This has led us to consider that if Government insists on a tunnel under the WHS, it must be long enough to avoid the WHS and its setting altogether. This would be in line with planning policy and World Heritage Convention safeguards.
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