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World Heritage Sites: Stonehenge

Question for Department for Transport

UIN HL1494, tabled on 5 July 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the findings by the Examining Authority and the Secretary of State for Transport that the Amesbury to Berwick Down Improvement Scheme would cause "significant harm" to the World Heritage Site, and the UNESCO World Heritage Committee's opinion that the scheme would adversely impact on the outstanding value of the World Heritage Site, whether the contingent heritage valuation survey which makes up 73 per cent of the Amesbury to Berwick Down improvement scheme's expected benefits has been re-run.

Answered on

12 July 2022

Following an Order of the High Court made on 30 July 2021, the decision, dated 12 November 2020, to grant development consent for the application by National Highways (formerly Highways England) for the proposed A303 Stonehenge scheme was quashed. The Secretary of State is currently re-determining the application.

All further details on the re-determination process are published on the schemes project page on the Planning Inspectorate’s website.

As this is now a live planning application, I am unable to comment further.