In dismissing an appeal from some people who entered Stonehenge without permission, a judge has been crystal clear that preservation of Stonehenge cannot be outweighed by a wish for unfettered access:

“The removal of restrictions on access to the stone circle because the appellants turned up and wanted access to the stone circle to protest and exercise religious freedoms would not strike a fair balance between the important rights of the individual appellants and the general interest of the community to see Stonehenge preserved for present and future generations..”

But what about the wish of millions of travellers not just to see Stonehenge preserved but simply to SEE Stonehenge? It appears the Government is prepared to eliminate THAT in favour of it’s own wish for a cheap road solution! Isn’t the principle of “fair balance” being subverted?