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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.  This one keeps count of the running total for both petitions. See here.

Stonehenge Alliance
3,862 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council

Traffic Lights needed on Knockmore Road Lisburn Urgently

Despite substantial building in the area developers have failed to deliver on promises to install Traffic lights at junctions on the Knockmore Road over a period of 10+years specifically the Ballinderry and Ballymacash junctions. Due to significant development the Brokerstown Road junction also requires traffic calming measures to be put in place. Please sign this petition instructing Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council (LCCC) to revoke planning permission and prevent any further building until the developers meet their legal obligations under Article 40 of their planning agreement. We can make a difference together! As I’m sure you are aware there have been numerous accidents, near misses and fatalities over the years on this extremely busy 50 mph road. As reported by the Ulster Star on 28th March 2017, Transport NI advised that developers are in breach of their Article 40 planning agreement that is the responsibility of the planning authority to enforce. This cannot be allowed to continue. Local residents are placed in an unsafe, dangerous situation. One more, accident, serious injury or death is one too many. There are plans to connect the Knockmore Road directly with Sprucefield (Knockmore Link Road) which will worsen traffic in the area significantly. Common sense dictates junctions must be improved first. LCCC has granted planning permission for a Bargains store to open in the old Down Road pub location which again will place more stress on the roads. Please take one minute to sign this petition to get action on this life or death matter. Click this link to read the full Ulster Star Article

Concerned Road User
1,605 supporters