Future of the A303 tunnel scheme uncertain.

The future of the scheme to put a tunnel through the Stonehenge World Heritage Site is on shaky grounds, taking hits from all sides. The National Audit Office is looking into the financial benefits of the scheme, claiming that the benefits had been overestimated by Highways England based on a hypothetical situation which cannot be … Read more Future of the A303 tunnel scheme uncertain.

Save Our Stonehenge

The scheme by Highways England to relieve the congestion on the A303 by placing a tunnel through the World Hertiage Site landscape past Stonehenge, has been met with huge criticism from Archaeologists, local people and even UNESCO. Despite these criticisms the scheme keeps ploughing on, and eventually will be plouging through important archaeology in its … Read more Save Our Stonehenge

Stonehenge Tunnel Representative Responses

As the Stonehenge tunnel plans reach their next stage of development, the National Infrastructure Planning have been asking for anyone who would like to register as an interested party to give their representative views on the plans so far. These representations have now been published and, with over 2,000 of them accepted (out of nearly … Read more Stonehenge Tunnel Representative Responses

Stonehenge Tunnel Damages Blick Mead

Blick Mead is once again on the front pages, but this time it is not for some amazing discovery but for the demolition of one. In 2017 the Blick Mead team carefully and systematically excavated a Mesolithic platform of flint cobbles under which they found, perfectly preserved, Auroch hoof prints in the clay. Aurochs were … Read more Stonehenge Tunnel Damages Blick Mead

Parliamentary Debate

Yesterday, 5th June 2018, the A303 tunnel proposal was debated in parliament with the impact on Blick Mead being of significance within the debate. You can view the transcript from the whole debate here and the Blick Mead team would like to send huge thanks to MP Alex Burghart for bringing this debate to parliament and … Read more Parliamentary Debate

A303 Tunnel Latest News

Since the Stonehenge A303 tunnel scheme consultation process ended at the end of April, it would seem like all has gone quiet. However there has been a lot going on behind the scenes. UNESCO have been surveying the scheme and producing their own response; UNESCO are the body who award World Heritage Site status to … Read more A303 Tunnel Latest News

ICOMOS-UK says Stonehenge Tunnel is ‘severely flawed’

The International Council on Monuments and Sites UK (ICOMOS-UK) who play a leading role to implement the 1972 World Heritage Convention in the UK have released their response to the A303 Stonehenge Tunnel project indicating that the proposals should be reassessed. ICOMOS-UK wishes to register a strong objection to these proposals in view of the … Read more ICOMOS-UK says Stonehenge Tunnel is ‘severely flawed’

Stonehenge Tunnel Consultation Response

Consultation Response: A303 Stonehenge Public Consultation (February – April 2018)   We are a team of archaeologists and specialists who carry out internationally recognised research within the Stonehenge World Heritage Site at the Mesolithic site at Blick Mead, just over 2km to the east of Stonehenge (“Blick Mead”). This consultation response has been submitted because, … Read more Stonehenge Tunnel Consultation Response

Blick Mead Archaeologists condemn Stonehenge Tunnel scheme

Archaeologists from the Blick Mead dig have joined forces with other Stonehenge landscape archaeologists to put forward their fears over Highways England’s plans to tunnel the A303 past Stonehenge. The tunnel is seen as a ‘retrogade step’ and archaeologists claim that consultations have been closed minded to the other, possibly undiscovered, archaeology that lies within … Read more Blick Mead Archaeologists condemn Stonehenge Tunnel scheme

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