It’s your final chance to have a say on the plans to build a tunnel for the A303 at Stonehenge.

8 02 2018

It’s your final chance to have a say on the plans to build a tunnel for the A303 at Stonehenge over the next weeks before they get sent off to go for planning permission.

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A public consultation starts today (Thursday Feburary 8th) and lasts through until Friday April 6th, with some public exhibitions planned for us to take a look for ourselves.

HAVE YOUR SAY:

Here’s the list of the public exhibition events being held over the next few weeks:

  • Friday 9th February – Antrobus House, 39 Salisbury Road, Amesbury SP4 7HH, 2.00pm – 8.00pm
  • Saturday 10th February – Antrobus House, 39 Salisbury Road, Amesbury SP4 7HH, 11.00am – 5.00pm
  • Thursday 22nd February – Kennet Valley Village Hall (Avebury), Overton Road, Lockeridge, Marlborough, Wiltshire SN8 4EL, 2.00pm – 8.00pm
  • Friday 23rd February – Warminster Civic Centre, Sambourne Road, Warminster, BA12 8LB, 2.00pm – 8.00pm
  • Saturday 24th February – Shrewton Village Hall, Recreation Ground, The Hollow, Shrewton, SP3 4JY, 11.00am – 5.00pm
  • Tuesday 27th February – The Laverton Hall, Bratton Road, Westbury, BA13 3EN, 2.00pm – 8.00pm
  • Thursday 1st March – Mere Lecture Hall, Salisbury Street, Mere, Wiltshire BA12 6HA, 2.00pm – 8.00pm
  • Saturday 3rd March – The Guildhall, Salisbury, The Market Place, Salisbury, SP1 1JH, 11.00am – 5.00pm
  • Thursday 8th March – Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BE, 12 noon – 8.00pm
  • Friday 9th March – The Manor Barn, High Street, Winterbourne Stoke, SP3 4SZ, 2.00pm – 8.00pm
  • Saturday 10th March – The Manor Barn, High Street, Winterbourne Stoke, SP3 4SZ, 11.00am – 5.00pm
  • Tuesday 13th March – Avon Valley College, Durrington, SP4 8HH, 2.00pm – 8.00pm
  • Wednesday 14th March – Larkhill Primary School, Wilson Road, Larkhill, SP4 8QB, 4.00pm – 8.30pm
  • Friday March 23rd – Antrobus House, 39 Salisbury Road, Amesbury SP4 7HH, 2.00pm – 8.00pm

WATCH: Take a look at the plans for the A303 between Amesbury and Berwick Down, including a visualisation video of what it might look like on our news page

Relevant Links:

The Knotty Problem of the A303 and Stonehenge.

A303 STONEHENGE: Have your say (Spire FM)

Stonehenge A303 tunnel plans revealed – and they include a flyover at Countess roundabout (Salisbury Journal)

Revealed: Plans for £1.6bn two-mile road tunnel that will restore tranquillity to Stonehenge by ‘brutally intruding’ beneath the sacred site (Daily Mail)

Stonehenge tunnel: plans for £1.6bn scheme published (The Guardian)

Stonehenge A303 tunnel plans will ‘protect and enhance’ monument (BBC NEWS)

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Designers appointed for A303 tunnel at Stonehenge

15 01 2016

A DESIGN consultant has been appointed to develop a preferred option to improve the A303 between Amesbury and Berwick Down in Wiltshire.

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Traffic queues along the A303 past Stonehenge in Wiltshire as people head away to the west country this weekend. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday July 5, 2013. Photo credit should read: Chris Ison/PA Wire

As part of a £15B strategy to invest in roads over the next five years, the government has pledged to improve this section of the A303, including a tunnel near Stonehenge and a bypass of Winterbourne Stoke.

Highways England has announced that a package of work with an estimated value of £17.5M has been awarded to an Atkins/Arup joint venture. The companies will develop options to take to public consultation and ultimately will announce a preferred route.

Once the preferred route has been announced, the Planning Inspectorate will examine the development in public, before the transport secretary makes any final approval. Construction work is expected to begin by April 2020.

By WGD_Mumby

Read more: http://www.westerngazette.co.uk/Designers-appointed-A303-tunnel-Stonehenge/story-28528092-detail/story.html#ixzz3xIEN8jG0

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Heritage experts visit Stonehenge to scrutinise tunnel plans

29 10 2015

PLANS for a 2.9km tunnel under the Stonehenge world heritage site will scrutinised by experts today when they visit the monument.

Heritage experts visit Stonehenge to scrutinise tunnel plans

Heritage experts visit Stonehenge to scrutinise tunnel plans

The government unveiled the proposal last year as part of a £2billion project to dual the A303 from Amesbury to Honiton, Devon.

Heritage officials from Unesco and the International Council on Monuments and Sites (Icomos) were invited to visit the site by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. They will meet with stakeholders including English Heritage and Wiltshire Council.

Ian Wilson from the National Trust said: “They will be spending several days here getting to know the landscape and the outline proposals.

“At the top of our list is agreeing how we can best work together to ensure that any scheme to tackle the blight of the road that dominates the Stonehenge Landscape is located in the right place and designed and built to the specification befitting a world heritage site.”

It is expected further trips will be made to Stonehenge as the plans become finalised.

Kate Davies, general manager of Stonehenge, said: “We’re looking forward to showing the advisors the recent improvements to Stonehenge, especially the removal of the old visitor centre and the grassing over of the A344, and highlighting how removing the A303 from the landscape would improve people’s understanding and enjoyment of the ancient stones and their setting.”

Full Article in the Salisbury Journal
Alex Rennie, Reporter /

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