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High Court rules Stonehenge tunnel project is unlawful

Roads

Nick Harris
10 August 2021
Grant Shapps backed the £1.7bn scheme to overhaul eight miles of the A303, including a two-mile tunnel
Grant Shapps backed the £1.7bn scheme to overhaul eight miles of the A303, including a two-mile tunnel

 

Campaingners have won a high court battle to prevent a controversial road project that includes a tunnel near Stonehenge. The £1.7bn scheme to overhaul eight miles of the A303 in Wiltshire next to the prehistoric monument was backed by the Government last year (LTT 16 Nov). However, campaigners including archaeologists, environmental groups and druids, launched a judicial review calling for the decision to be overturned.

On 30 July, Mr Justice Holgate ruled that transport secretary Grant...

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