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 moreFuture of the A303 tunnel scheme uncertain.
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 moreSave Our Stonehenge
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 moreParliamentary Debate
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 moreICOMOS-UK says Stonehenge Tunnel is ‘severely flawed’
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 moreStonehenge Tunnel Consultation Response