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To: Secretary of State for Transport:The Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP, English Heritage, National Trust
No to ANY type of tunnel at Stonehenge
This campaign has ended.
Please do not build a tunnel at Stonehenge.A tunnel of any kind, short or long bore, would cause significant harm to the land and any artefacts that may be buried. There will be many Druid and Pagan Orders at Stonehenge Spring Equinox 2015 and they will be asking people to sign a paper version of this petition to be handed in at a later date to 10 Downing Street London, and also to direct them to this online petition. There is no end date for this petiton
Why is this important?
The text is copyrighted to : Heads of The Druid Order of The Black Dragon UK., Western Orders of Druids and Chosen Chief of The Secular Order of Druids.
Stonehenge is the centre of a network of energies, leylines, these energies flow through the ground and meet at stonehenge. Sticking a tunnel through this ground with its steel , electricity and concrete will interfere with this network catastrophically.
As it stands the 2km or 2.9 km tunnel proposals both pass the stones at the same distance ie underneath the A303, so neither o those plans need seeing differently. The traffic jam will just be shunted up to the 303 to where it bottlenecks through winterbourne stoke, so the same delay will occur. The visitor centre may be well served by taking the majority of its westbound traffic (ie the 1.5 million visitors in cars and buses) on a detour from amesbury countess roundabout via larkhill to the visitor centre thus relieving the traffic westbound past the stones by a large percentage. the A303 runs through the landscape allowing some level of access to the drove and the landscape .The drove is a central point to access, for many, who cant afford £14.50 access fee from EH It is a chance to see our stones for free
It is a ridiculous to be spending billions of pounds in these times of austerity, as was highlighted the day after the announcement by The Telegraph.
Most archaeologists, historians, and a bevy of other people say no. The idea of possible buried structures nearby Stonehenge, just waiting to be unearthed, is exciting for archaeologists and history buffs alike. The construction of the tunnel, however, would ruin the chance for those discoveries to be made, halting the possibility to learn more about prehistoric England and about the people that very well could have built the stone circle. Perhaps the answers as to why the structure was built in the first place as well, a long standing historical mystery among scholars. This is unacceptable.
Stonehenge is a world heritage site. The British government has a commitment to preserve the site and care for it. Building a tunnel is in direct opposition to this commitment and grossly irresponsible. The Department of Transport has promised to protect the site to the best of their ability and consult with experts as the plan goes forward, but it’s not enough. Part of the argument in favor of the development is that freeing up the roadways for less traffic will help increase the tranquility of the ancient site. It’s a weak argument in the face of possible harm to one of England’s greatest sites
How it will be delivered
The signatures will be delivered to No.10 Downing Street at a later date