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Crop circle close to Avebury

Reports are coming in of alien sightings at Avebury in Wiltshire, England. Coincidentally, the National Trust at Avebury and Wiltshire Council have been approached by a crop circle enthusiast for permission to open a shop in the Coach House on Avebury High Street (the Coach House is the building which also houses the public conveniences and which is situated next to the Red Lion pub). A formal planning application for development was submitted to Wiltshire Council on the 18 March 2010.

Heritage Action wonders if this is not further evidence of an ‘open door’ policy for ‘alien’ incursions into the Avebury World Heritage Site; incursions which have also seen the recent building of new houses a stone’s throw from the north-east bank of the Henge. Does Avebury really need a third shop selling items the same or very similar to those already on sale at the Hengeshop and the National Trust shop, or is this a backdoor ploy to make the site available for a different sort of outlet in the future.

Interested parties can view the planning application here on the Planning department website.


April 2010

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