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Shapps gives a green light for A303 tunnel past Stonehenge

Roads

16 November 2020
 

Transport secretary Grant Shapps this week overruled planning inspectors and authorised construction of a tunnel for the A303 past the Stonehenge prehistoric stone circle in Wiltshire. 

Barring a successful legal challenge from opponents, the decision brings to an end decades of debate about what to do about the A303 that blights the setting of the stones.  

The tunnel is part of a larger plan to dual the A303 between Amesbury and Berwick Down. The eight-mile project, with a cost...

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