The President and Chairman for The Stonehenge Alliance, (a network of archaeologists and conservation groups) Tom Holland and Chairman George McDonic MBE will be present at the consultation.
They invite anyone who is available to join them at 1pm for the press and photo shoot happening at this time to help oppose these plans which are thought by researchers and archaeologists to be a threat to Stonehenge and the surrounding ancient sites in the area.
The Stonehenge Alliance describe their thoughts on the upcoming construction:
As expected it will plough through the chalk landscape of Stonehenge World Heritage Site. The mock ups show prettily-designed “green” coverings over concrete tunnel entrances and bridges, and a “disappearing road”.
The plans however include a flyover, double interchange, slip roads and 40ft-deep cuttings which will profoundly scar and deform this iconic ancient landscape forever.
The future of the World Heritage status may be in jeopardy. This loss would not only include Stonehenge but Avebury, the other half of the same World Heritage Site, as well.
We are in danger of sleep walking into an international scandal if we allow this disastrous scheme to go ahead.1
Matt Sibson of Ancient Architects produced this video describing the impact of Highways England’s plan to expand the A303:
There will be a series of public consultations on the proposed construction next to Stonehenge which conclude on April 6th.
The Stonehenge Alliance has provided tips for filling out a questionnaire directly to Highways England to express any concerns on the proposed road expansion and tunnel as well as a petition, with the hopes of stopping this construction to prevent any harm coming to this rich ancient landscape.
- Details on the event on Thursday, March 8th, can be found here.
- Details on the petition can be found here.
- Details on the questionnaire for Highways England can be found here.
Please note: this event is not run by The Spiritual Sun. For information on the event please see the above links.
“A303 Consultation: Take action!” Change.org. Accessed March 08, 2018. https://www.change.org/p/save-stonehenge-world-heritage-site-to-the-secretary-of-state-for-transport-secretary-of-state-for-culture-media-sport-uk-government-save-stonehenge-world-heritage-site/u/22470481.