Visitors walking in Stonehenge Landscape with lorry in the background
© National Trust
© National Trust

Stonehenge A303 Tunnel Scheme

A Historic England spokesperson said:

“We are disappointed in the outcome of the Judicial Review. This is a missed opportunity to remove the intrusive sight and sound of traffic past the iconic monument and to reunite the remarkable Stonehenge landscape, which has been severed in two by the busy A303 trunk road for decades.

“We believe that the scheme had the potential to deliver a lasting positive legacy for the World Heritage Site and we advised on a rigorous programme of archaeological investigation to ensure the impact on sensitive archaeological remains was minimised.

“Stonehenge is one of the most important prehistoric landscapes in the world and has been of deep significance to people for over 5,000 years.

“We will continue to work with partners in the heritage sector and to advise Highways England on any proposals for the A303.”

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