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Petition to SECRETARY OF STATE FOR TRANSPORT AND SECRETARY OF STATE FOR CULTURE, MEDIA & SPORT

SAVE STONEHENGE WORLD HERITAGE SITE

PETITION: No further damage should be done to the archaeological landscape of Stonehenge. Future generations would be appalled at those who decided that road widening should be at the expense of England’s most iconic World Heritage Site. If A303 widening at Stonehenge is felt to be essential it should be done by means of a deep bored tunnel at least 4.5km long. Anything shorter would cause irreparable damage to this landscape, in breach of the World Heritage Convention. WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT? The UK Government proposes to widen the A303 trunk road to the south west. This road crosses the iconic Stonehenge World Heritage Site (WHS), which has been called “the most archaeologically significant land surface in Europe”. The whole site, extending to beyond the horizons around the famous stones themselves, is c. 5.4 km across. All of it makes up a “huge ancient complex” that holds many secrets yet to be discovered. The proposal is to put the road into a tunnel where it passes the stones, but the tunnel would be at most only 2.9 km long. This would result in at least 1.6 km of above-ground 21st-century road engineering within the WHS, consisting of new dual carriageway descending in massive trenches to the tunnel portals and possibly a new underpass with slip roads on the western WHS boundary. All archaeology in the construction zones would be destroyed and the A303 would become the largest ever human intervention in an area fashioned and revered by over a hundred generations of our ancestors. The whole Stonehenge landscape has an outstanding universal value that is of immense significance for all people for all time, and this transcends any consideration of sorting out a 21st century part-time traffic jam. PETITION IN OTHER LANGUAGES Chinese; Dutch; French; German; Italian; Portuguese; Slovenian; Spanish. HARD COPIES OF PETITION You can download hard copies of the petition and collect signatures here.  RUNNING TOTAL OF SIGNATURES This is a world wide petition and is linked to an identical one at 38 degrees for UK addresses only which records the running total for both petitions. See here.

Stonehenge Alliance
9,666 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to planapps@westberks.gov.uk

Stop the access road leading to Warren Rd, next to Falkland and Park House Schools.

Application No: 18/00828/OUTMAJ & 18/00764/OUTMAJ PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT AT SANDLEFORD PARK. AN UPDATE, 12 APR 18:  Bloor Homes and Donnington New Homes have both submitted new Planning Applications for their respective patches of Sandleford Park.  The Wash Common Action Group intend to get together some valid objection points in the near future once we have read everything, that can be used if you would like to, in an objection letter to West Berkshire Council - I will let you know where these objection points will be displayed and they can be cut and paste into your email as you see fit. EVERY objection letter sent is crucial, from ALL the adults in your household/local family, as the number of objectors speak a thousand words. Please remember that all objections need to be measurable and factual. They will not consider objection letters involving emotions, just statistics/facts. However, luckily for us there are plenty of these to suggest that the Warren Road access should no longer be considered. Thank you for your support so far.Best wishes, Julie Enquiries to email: washcommonactiongroup@gmail.com Part of this application includes the formation of a new means of access onto Warren Road, which is next to Park House Secondary School and on the opposite side of the road from Falkland Primary School.  I would like to ask for support to try to stop this from happening.  As all parents with children at these schools and local residents already know, it is already a congested area on the adjoining Andover Road.  To add to the traffic by adding a presumably well used new means of access would have the potential to be life-threatening.  Please would you sign this petition and please make sure it has your name and address so that your views will be taken into account by the Planning & Countryside Service (they will not accept anonymous comments).  Please sign, share the petition and also don't forget to write your objections to planapps@westberks.gov.uk separately.  Your support in the petition will not count as an objection and so a letter is crucial.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT. WE MUST LET THEM KNOW LOCAL SUPPORT AGAINST THE JUNCTION IS STILL STRONG!

Julie Knapman
491 supporters