Tunnel vision

Tunnel vision

Plans for the controversial Stonehenge tunnel on the A303 go on public display today, February 8.

Highways England’s plans for the improved A303 between Amesbury and Berwick Down are on show at a series of public consultation events until April 6. It’s the first time initial designs for the scheme show how it will restore the tranquil environment and setting of the Stonehenge monument and surrounding landscape by removing the sight and sound of the road, according to Highways England.

A statement claims: “The route has been carefully chosen to avoid monuments and barrow groups, as well as avoiding any intrusion on views of the winter solstice from Stonehenge and reconnect the World Heritage Site, currently split by the A303.”

The 14 local public consultation events are:

Friday, February 9– Antrobus House, 39 Salisbury Road, Amesbury SP4 7HH, 2pm-8pm

Saturday, February 10 – Antrobus House, 39 Salisbury Road, Amesbury SP4 7HH, 11am-5pm

Friday, February 23 – Warminster Civic Centre, Sambourne Road, Warminster, BA12 8LB, 2pm-8pm

Saturday, February 24 – Shrewton Village Hall, Recreation Ground, The Hollow, Shrewton, SP3 4JY, 11am-5pm

Thursday, March 1 – Mere Lecture Hall, Salisbury Street, Mere, Wiltshire BA12 6HA, 2pm-8pm

Saturday, March 3 – The Guildhall, Salisbury, The Market Place, Salisbury, SP1 1JH, 11am-5pm

Friday, March 9 – The Manor Barn, High Street, Winterbourne Stoke, SP3 4SZ, 2pm-8pm

Saturday, March 10 – The Manor Barn, 11am-5pm

Tuesday, March 13 – Avon Valley College, Durrington, SP4 8HH, 2pm-8pm

Wednesday, March 14– Larkhill Primary School, Wilson Road, Larkhill, SP4 8QB, 4pm-8.30pm

Friday, March 23, Antrobus House, 39 Salisbury Road, Amesbury SP4 7HH, 2-8pm

Consultation details on view, from  February 8 to  April 6, at:

Amesbury Library, Smithfield Street, Amesbury, Salisbury, SP4 7AL

Tidworth Leisure Centre, Nadder Road, Tidworth,SP9 7QW

Salisbury Library, Market Place, Salisbury, SP1 1BL

Wiltshire Council, County Hall, Bythesea Rd, Trowbridge, BA14 8JN

Wilton Library, South Street, Wilton, SP2 0JS

Warminster Library, 3 Horseshoe Walk, Warminster, BA12 9BT

Westbury Library, Westbury House, Edward Street, BA13 3BD

www.highways.gov.uk/a303stonehenge

 

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