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First, the BBC has very clearly reported why the legal action is being taken.

and second, the article is headed by this HONEST picture in which Stonehenge is shown at the apparent size and distance it actually is when seen from the road, not greatly magnified in the way all the pro-tunnel bodies have been repeatedly doing!

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So let’s hope today will be the start of a process when Stonehenge will, at last, be given an entirely fair hearing. If so, there are grounds for optimism.

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https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/save-stonehenge-world-heritage-site/?fbclid=IwAR1ZOjWLed6Ax5g6RJQBrrTIAfJdnjwRhWSF11IKsoB080dOt752jGocBiA

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THE STONEHENGE ALLIANCE [1]

Legal action launched on Stonehenge road decision 

EMBARGOED: 00:01 hrs, Monday, 30 November, 2020

Save Stonehenge World Heritage Site [2], a new organisation set up by The Stonehenge Alliance, has instructed counsel and Leigh Day to investigate the lawfulness of the Secretary of State’s decision [3] to approve the A303 Stonehenge dual carriageway.  A letter is being sent today (Friday 27th) to the Department for Transport outlining its concerns.

To make this possible, campaigners are launching an appeal on CrowdJustice [4] to raise £50,000 to cover the initial costs of the legal action, which will go live at 6am on Monday.

The decision by Grant Shapps to approve the road on 12 November, despite a recommendation by the Examination Panel that it be refused [5], sent shock waves around the world.

Tom Holland, Stonehenge Alliance President, expressed his backing for the legal action:

I fully back the move to test whether Grants Shapps acted legally in approving this highly wasteful and destructive road scheme. The Government has ignored advice from both UNESCO [6] and the independent panel who presided over a six-month examination. To have won the arguments based on reason and evidence, and then to have them overruled on a ministerial whim, shows just how broken the roads approval process is.

“I urge everyone who cares about the Stonehenge World Heritage Site to support this legal action. There is still a chance to stop the bulldozers moving in and vandalising our most precious and iconic prehistoric landscape.

                                                   -ENDS-

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https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/save-stonehenge-world-heritage-site/?fbclid=IwAR1ZOjWLed6Ax5g6RJQBrrTIAfJdnjwRhWSF11IKsoB080dOt752jGocBiA

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