Stonehenge Alliance Update
We recently received this update from the Stonehenge Alliance.
The Examining Authority sent its report and recommendations on the scheme to the Secretary of State for Transport last month for a decision on or around 2nd April. That decision is further complicated by financial strictures. The Prime Minister has asked each Government department to sacrifice some “sacred cows” in time for the Chancellor’s budget announcement in March. We have learnt that Chancellor Sajid Javid believes the Stonehenge Tunnel scheme represents poor value for money. Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps, however, is enamoured of ‘extraordinary infrastructure’ and appears to be in favour of the scheme.
Stonehenge Alliance sent an open letter to Grant Shapps asking him to axe the A303 Stonehenge Expressway Scheme.
Tom Holland, Stonehenge Alliance President, asks a leading question: “How can a Conservative government even contemplate the desecration of our most precious prehistoric landscape? The Stonehenge tunnel, if it goes ahead, will shame our country!”
This blog by Stonehenge News is a good round up of the ins and outs of the controversial scheme.
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