Highways England’s A303 Stonehenge tunnel scheme is at a critical stage. A decision on whether to approve it is due by 2 April, but funding for the scheme could be announced in the Budget on 11 March. We would like to swamp the Chancellor of the Exchequer with letters from around the country and abroad to show the strength of feeling against it.
Please write in your own words to:
Subject: A303 Stonehenge
I would like to strongly urge you not to approve funding for the high risk and highly damaging A303 Stonehenge scheme:
- It is poor value for money and high risk. Highways England estimates only 21 pence of benefit for each £1 invested, if the highly dodgy heritage survey is discounted. Cost overruns are likely due to tunnelling through poor quality chalk and unpredictable groundwater conditions.
- UNESCO opposes the scheme which would irreparably damage The World Heritage Site and which the UK Government has pledged to protect for future generations.
- The scheme would increase carbon emissions at a time when the Government needs to show international leadership on climate change ahead of COP26 in Glasgow.
- Please add any other concerns or expand on the above.
Your full name
Your home address
If you have time please also email the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson.
For more ideas on what to write see our recent letter to Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps
THANK YOU for standing with us at this crucial moment in our campaing.
The Stonehenge Alliance
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