28 Jun '17, 3pm

Read our response to UNESCO report which questions damaging Stonehenge tunnel

Highways England want a new dual carriageway through the Stonehenge World Heritage Site (WHS), placing part of it in a short 2.9km tunnel. The WHS is some 5.4km wide and therefore a new dual carriageway would cause significant harm. Chris Todd, Roads Campaigner, Campaign for Better Transport, said: "All large roads schemes cause substantial environmental damage and generate new traffic and a short tunnel under Stonehenge would do more harm than good. “As such, we welcome UNESCO’s findings which highlight the threat the short tunnel poses to the WHS. This is a real setback for Highways England and should be the final nail in the coffin for this controversial and highly damaging road scheme. “We need genuine alternatives to destroying a vast swathe of the Stonehenge WHS, such as increased investment in rail and bus links, safer walking and cycling facilities and getting more...

Full article: http://www.bettertransport.org.uk/media/28-june-2017-UNES...

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