The Stonehenge Tunnel will have to be moved
Almost exactly a year ago, Chris Grayling MP, the Secretary of State for Transport, approved the construction of a tunnel under Stonehenge. The suggested route of the Stonehenge Tunnel was moved by 50 metres after protests by Archaeologists and Druids (Guardian). The BBC confirmed that the proposed new route would leave the view of the stones at the Winter Solstice unblocked (BBC).
But the Stonehenge Alliance and Campaign for Better Transport said the project needs a “complete re-think, not a minor tweak”. A spokeswoman said:
“The potential risk of loss of Stonehenge’s World Heritage Status casts shame upon our country and those responsible for caring for our heritage”
Time Team presenter Sir Tony Robinson also described the project as
“the most brutal intrusion into the Stone Age landscape ever”.
He has accused the Department for Transport of paying “no attention at all” to the importance of Stonehenge. Read on for a repost of the original article: