As might be expected, Rescue’s consultation response is both comprehensive and inarguable, see here, it’s well worth reading, but we’d like to highlight one particular sentence :


The inarguable reality is that the tunnel is too short to avoid inflicting massive new damage on what English Heritage say is “an outstandingly rich archaeological landscape” and moving one end  of it marginally would NOT change that fact. It is hard to imagine professional archaeologists don’t know that, so recent statements by Historic England, The National Trust and English Heritage that they have concerns about particular aspects of the proposals looks more like reputation protection than heritage protection. Their single concern should be that they are supporting the scheme at all.