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Stonehenge Alliance via Campaigns by You (campaignsbyyou@38degrees.org.uk)

Dear Supporter,

You probably heard that last month Highways England launched its consultation on their final plans for a £1.6bn Expressway and tunnel.

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.  All this engineering 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 as well since it ispart of the same World Heritage Site.

We are in danger of sleep walking into an international scandal if we allow this disastrous scheme to go ahead.

The sole chance outside Wiltshire to see what’s planned for Stonehenge WHS is this Thursday 8th March at the Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House (Royal Academy courtyard), Piccadilly, London W1J 0BE.  Can you join us, our President Tom Holland and our Chairman George McDonic MBE, at 1pm to show your disgust at the desecration of our national treasure?

Demonstration details here.

Consultation closes on 6th April. If you possibly can, please object today!

If you cannot attend, we have suggested responses to Highways England’s online questionnaire and short proforma here

Thank you once again, and we hope to meet those of you that can make it on Thursday!

Best wishes,

The Stonehenge Alliance

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