UNESCO warns over Stonehenge road plans

There are fears that Stonehenge could lose its World Heritage status if changes are not made to the A303 improvement scheme past the site. UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, which decides on what sites get the status says its Committee and the Advisory Bodies have been “clear and consistent” that the […]

Campaigners start new legal fight against Stonehenge tunnel

The Save Stonehenge World Heritage Site pressure group has launched a new crowdfunding campaign to pay legal fees in its ongoing battle against the building of a tunnel to carry traffic on the A303 near Stonehenge in Wiltshire. The campaigners are fighting a decision made last month to grant planning consent for the project, something […]

Campaigners plan further legal challenge to Stonehenge tunnel

The campaign group Save Stonehenge World Heritage Site are close to raising £15,000 needed to launch a new legal challenge to the Government’s decision to build a tunnel under the ancient monument. The group is seeking a judicial review of the decision, and the money will pay for initial legal advice. It is part of […]

A303 upgrade past Stonehenge approved

The Government has given the formal green light by granting a Development Consent Order for the A303 Stonehenge scheme. National Highways’ proposals were initially granted consent in 2020, and following a legal challenge and a High Court ruling against the decision-making process, the application has undergone a thorough redetermination process of more than 12 months […]

National Highways puts key contracts in place to deliver A303 Stonehenge upgrade

National Highways has announced it has the key contracts in place to deliver the £1.7 billion A303 Amesbury to Berwick Down scheme past Stonehenge. The planning application for the transformational scheme is still pending redetermination by the Secretary of State for Transport, following the quashing of the decision to grant the Development Consent Order. In […]

Unesco urges push for alternative to current Stonehenge Tunnel plans

World heritage organisation Unesco has called for various alternative options for the Stonehenge Tunnel route to be considered before the project is given the go ahead. The report was submitted by Unesco to transport secretary Grant Shapps to be considered as part of the process to look again at the development consent order (DCO) application. […]

Highways England outlines ongoing A303 Stonehenge work following High Court ruling

Highways England has reiterated its commitment to progressing the construction of the A303 bypass near Stonehenge, after last week’s High Court ruling against Transport Secretary’s granting of permission for the scheme. Last week Mr Justice Holgate quashed Highways England’s development consent order for Highways England’s £1.7bn tunnel, ruling Grant Shapps had not received a sufficient […]

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