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Inquiry into Stonehenge Road Plan


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"Plans to build a road tunnel under Stonehenge are to be examined at a public inquiry. The project's aims have widespread support, but campaigning groups argue the proposed 2.1km (1.3 mile) tunnel is too short and will damage the site.

The government scheme will take the A303 under the World Heritage Site to reduce traffic congestion around the stones and improve visitor facilities.

The inquiry will begin in Salisbury, Wiltshire, on Tuesday.

The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) said the government's plan did not go far enough.

The group said the road would have a "major impact" on the site, with tunnel portals degrading the landscape near the ancient stones and the road and associated earthworks affecting a large area."

Continues here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/wiltshire/3493649.stm
goffik Posted by goffik
17th February 2004ce
Edited 17th February 2004ce

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