Government announced a slightly amended route this month which is still going to inflict damage to swathes of Stonehenge WHS. The Alliance is shocked by the UK's Government's indifference to UNESCO's advice. The scheme comes at vast expense: £1.6bn, an increase of £200m since last January.
The damage proposed will be in direct conflict with UNESCO's advice to the UK Government earlier this year.
The significance of the ancient remains in the landscape is still being explored. As UNESCO states in its inscription, "These holy places and the nearby Neolithic sites are an incomparable testimony to preshistoric times."
We were quoted in the national press stating that "the potential risk of loss of World Heritage status casts shame on our country and those responsible for caring for our heritage." Please see our latest blog.