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Stonehenge and its Environs


Achievable Stonehenge

The label "national disgrace" has for too long been attached to our national icon. But now the failure to deal with it after so many years is creating the appearance of a national humiliation.

The most recent scheme (the Stonehenge Project) was cancelled by the government in December 2007. Quite properly in our view since it aimed to improve the immediate setting of the stones but at the cost of vast collateral damage to the wider surrounding landscape and was consequently strongly opposed by most archaeological and heritage bodies. (For more, see our previous Summary and our Journal article, Stonehenge Saved). The government has also made clear that no other large scale schemes are to be considered.

However, this means the way is now clear for the programme of smaller-scale but urgently needed improvements long called for by the Stonehenge Alliance, Save Stonehenge and others. We have termed it Achievable Stonehenge......
moss Posted by moss
22nd December 2007ce

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