12 Apr '17, 6pm

No compromise on protecting World Heritage Site, writes @ecochris_todd

However, this could yet backfire on Highways England. The Stonehenge Alliance estimates that there were well in excess of 7,000 objections to Highways England’s proposals. A number of these responses came from outside the UK, signifying the Site’s international importance. The proposals also drew strong criticism from 21 eminent archaeologists who have worked extensively on Stonehenge and were alarmed at the harm that would be inflicted on the WHS. The UK branch of the International Council for Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS-UK), which advises UNESCO on issues affecting our WHSs, also weighed in with strong opposition to the short tunnel. It was concerned that the authorities had fundamentally misunderstood their duties and responsibilities with regard to the Site. It said that any benefit derived from placing the A303 in a short tunnel could not be used to offset the huge am...

Full article: http://www.bettertransport.org.uk/blog/roads/no-compromis...

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