The Blick Mead Archaeologists, along with thousands of people who signed a petition against the Stonehenge A303 tunnel scheme, are waiting with abaited breath for a decision on the scheme. It is believed this decision will come on the 11th March with the budget speech, however there have already been rumours that the scheme is … Read more Stonehenge Tunnel – Will it? Won’t it?
The future of the scheme to put a tunnel through the Stonehenge World Heritage Site is on shaky grounds, taking hits from all sides. The National Audit Office is looking into the financial benefits of the scheme, claiming that the benefits had been overestimated by Highways England based on a hypothetical situation which cannot be … Read more Future of the A303 tunnel scheme uncertain.
The scheme by Highways England to relieve the congestion on the A303 by placing a tunnel through the World Hertiage Site landscape past Stonehenge, has been met with huge criticism from Archaeologists, local people and even UNESCO. Despite these criticisms the scheme keeps ploughing on, and eventually will be plouging through important archaeology in its … Read more Save Our Stonehenge
Yesterday, 5th June 2018, the A303 tunnel proposal was debated in parliament with the impact on Blick Mead being of significance within the debate. You can view the transcript from the whole debate here and the Blick Mead team would like to send huge thanks to MP Alex Burghart for bringing this debate to parliament and … Read more Parliamentary Debate
The International Council on Monuments and Sites UK (ICOMOS-UK) who play a leading role to implement the 1972 World Heritage Convention in the UK have released their response to the A303 Stonehenge Tunnel project indicating that the proposals should be reassessed. ICOMOS-UK wishes to register a strong objection to these proposals in view of the … Read more ICOMOS-UK says Stonehenge Tunnel is ‘severely flawed’