Visitors walking in Stonehenge Landscape with lorry in the background
A view of Stonehenge from West Amesbury. © National Trust.
A view of Stonehenge from West Amesbury. © National Trust.

Stonehenge A303 Tunnel Scheme

Duncan Wilson, Chief Executive of Historic England, said:

“We are very pleased a decision has been made, unlocking this crucial opportunity to reunite the remarkable Stonehenge landscape which has been severed by the busy A303 trunk road for decades.

We believe that the scheme will deliver a lasting positive legacy for the World Heritage Site. By putting much of the busy A303 into a tunnel past Stonehenge, the intrusive sight and sound of traffic past the iconic monument will be significantly reduced. The scheme will allow this outstanding prehistoric landscape, which has been of deep significance to people for over 5,000 years, to be reconnected. 

In the coming months, working with others, we will continue to advise National Highways on how best to deliver the scheme for the benefit of the prehistoric landscape and the future generations who will continue to enjoy it.”