How does an organisation that protects, champions and saves heritage justify to itself its support for massive damage to a World Heritage landscape? It seems it can only be down to the fifth of its self-declared functions:

We champion historic places
We identify and protect our heritage
We understand historic places
We deliver national expertise at a local level
We support change.

Surely there are limits to what is acceptable change at our national icon? Do the changes below fit in with their other 4 aspirations? Or is the truth that our Heritage Champions can only think that if they keep their eyes tightly closed?


UNESCO: “The benefits of a 2.9km tunnel to the centre of Stonehenge World Heritage Site cannot be offset against the damage it would cause to other parts of the site.” Historic England say they disagree.  Sleep tight, Heritage Champions!