Stonehenge scheme re-appraisal badly flawed, says Goodwin – transportxtra.com
Peter Stonham 18 May 2022
Phil Goodwin – National Highways’ continued promotion of a new two-lane dual carriageway with a tunnel on the A303 in Wiltshire – the “A303 Stonehenge Scheme” – does not stand up to new Govt objectives for net zero by continuing to reflect expanding road provision to match forecast increases in road traffic, Professor Phil Goodwin argues in his latest column for LTT.
The scheme was approved by the Sec of State for Transport in 2020 and, despite that decision being overturned in a High Court challenge by objectors in 2021, he decided to ‘redetermine’ National Highways’ application, and National Highways’ updated case for doing so was published in April (https://bit.ly/3yxxk9F).
Following an Examination in Public in 2019, the planning inspectors recommended rejection of the scheme, because of the serious and irreversible damage it would do to the Heritage Site.