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STONEHENGE AND THE A303 – APRIL 2018 UPDATE

Earlier this year the government issued a new set of plans for a tunnel under part of the Stonehenge World Heritage site following the rejection by the archaeological community of their 2017 proposal. The major change from the 2017 plans was to move the western portal of the tunnel north to a position just south of the existing A303 with a surface route running between The Diamond and the Winterbourne Stoke barrow group before crossing the A360 to join a new roundabout to the west of the current Longbarrow Roundabout. This “preferred route” for the A303 would then bypass Winterbourne Stoke to the north. Once again there has been a lengthy public consultation which finished on 23rd April to which CBA Wessex and the national body of CBA responded and we await the outcome of that consultation.