We urge everyone concerned about the impact of the A303 Expressway on the Stonehenge World Heritage Site to REGISTER TODAY!
Registration does not commit you to doing anything more, although you can if you want to. However, it is important that the panel of planning Inspectors understands the strength of public concern at home and abroad.
- The form is very simple – fill in your details *
- Give the reasons why you are objecting without going into great detail. Examples could include (but please use your own words):
- Irreparable damage to the WHS, its archaeology and setting, described by UNESCO as a ‘landscape without parallel’
- UNESCO’s international advisers say the scheme should not go ahead in its present form
- Concerns about damage to Blick Mead Mesolithic site and its setting
- Lack of alternative options in consultation that would not damage the World Heritage Site
- Loss of the view from the road and need to pay to see the Stones in future
- Disturbance of rare bird species (Stone Curlew and Great Bustard)
- Increased noise from faster traffic
After 11 January a panel of planning Inspectors will be appointed, known as the “Examining Authority”. They will review the representations and outline their proposals for the Examination which is likely to start sometime in February 2019.
The Examination, which is mostly carried out in writing and not by cross-examination, will only last for 6 months which is an incredibly short period to address some pretty major issues. This will put a lot of pressure on bodies such as the Stonehenge Alliance, which do not have the benefit of huge resources, unlike Highways England which will throw vast sums of public money at this examination and employ numerous consultants.
So please don’t forget to register your objection to this sacrilege. If you are able to help us financially to hire the specialist advice needed and for other campaign activities, please consider doing so.
Thanks for your support!
* Copied from the Planning Inspectorate’s website: “If you are unable to complete a registration form online and would like to register your interest, please call the helpline on: 0303 444 5000 to request a paper form. For further advice please see Advice Note 8.2: How to register to participate in an Examination.”Please share