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Stonehenge and its Environs


Druids face defeat as bulldozers get set for Stonehenge bypass

It has been bitterly debated for the past three decades, but the latest plans to partly bury the A303 in a tunnel beside Stonehenge may this week finally get approval from transport secretary Grant Shapps.

The £2.4bn scheme – which will see the traffic-choked road to the west country widened into a dual carriageway near the ancient site before shooting down a two-mile tunnel – has pitted archaeologists, local campaigners and even the nation’s druids against the combined might of Highways England, English Heritage and the National Trust.

Spot the howler in the headline!
moss Posted by moss
8th November 2020ce

Comments (1)

Grant Shapps hasn't approved it yet ... given the Government's track record we can only expect the worst. In the face of Climate Change we might have hoped cars would be used less and new roads/tunnels would become unnecessary - Covid 19 has changed the face of our travel habits in terms of air travel. Regrettably, however, I think cars will be used more not less in the short-term future as people abandon train travel where they can.

Will be watching the news carefully to learn the outcome and hope it doesn't get buried ('scuse pun) beneath the deluge of other stuff.
tjj Posted by tjj
8th November 2020ce
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