New film illustrates benefits of Stonehenge road tunnel for World Heritage Site, people and wildlife

screen grab 2A year ago today (1 December 2014) the Government announced that it would be investing in a fully bored tunnel of at least 2.9km to remove a large part of the existing A303 from the Stonehenge World Heritage Site. To mark the first anniversary of this announcement, Historic England, the National Trust and English Heritage have produced a short film illustrating the difference that the removal of the A303 and the construction of a tunnel of at least 2.9km long could make to the Stonehenge landscape, its wildlife and nature and to those who wish to enjoy, explore, and understand the World Heritage Site.
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UNESCO and ICOMOS visit Stonehenge World Heritage Site – Government invites international heritage organisations to view A303 tunnel proposal

Visitors walking in the Stonehenge Landscape, Wiltshire. The landscape is studded with ancient monuments.

Visitors walking in the Stonehenge Landscape, Wiltshire. The landscape is studded with ancient monuments.

Following an invitation from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, ICOMOS, advisors to the World Heritage Committee and UNESCO, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation will visit the Stonehenge World Heritage Site this week (27-30 October) and familiarise themselves with the site and the Government’s proposal for a new road tunnel of at least 2.9km to remove much of the A303 from the Stonehenge landscape. Continue reading…