UNESCO and ICOMOS recognise benefits of Stonehenge tunnel plans

3 05 2016

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Visitors walking in the Stonehenge Landscape, Wiltshire. Visitors walking in the Stonehenge Landscape, Wiltshire.

Historic England, the National Trust and English Heritage welcome the ICOMOS/UNESCO report [1] published on Friday (Friday 29 April) which recognises the benefits a tunnel of at least 2.9km could bring to the Stonehenge World Heritage Site, if it is designed and delivered well.

The report by the International Council on Monuments and Sites and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation is the result of an advisory mission to the World Heritage Site in October 2015. The report mirrors the views held jointly by Historic England, the National Trust and English Heritage, in acknowledging that a fully-bored tunnel of at least 2.9km could help to significantly improve the World Heritage Site and that the design and location of all aspects of the road improvement scheme need to be carefully and fully considered [2].

The report acknowledges that a solution needs to…

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