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Campaigners respond to new Stonehenge road plans

20 January 2016

Campaign for Better Transport responds to reports that Highways England is considering a southern bypass of Salisbury as an alternative to a Stonehenge tunnel.

James MacColl, Head of Campaigns, Campaign for Better Transport, said:

"There is growing awareness that a short tunnel under Stonehenge would do more harm than good. Swapping one highly damaging road scheme for another is not a solution.  All large roads schemes cause substantial environmental damage and generate new traffic. 

"Instead we need better alternatives, with increased investment in rail and bus links, safer walking and cycling facilities and getting more freight off road and onto rail. 

"That is the best way to protect these precious landscapes."

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For further information please contact:

Richard Watkins, Press Officer, at Campaign for Better Transport on 020 7566 6494 or richard.watkins@bettertransport.org.uk

Notes

  • Campaign for Better Transport is the UK's leading authority on sustainable transport. We champion transport solutions that improve people's lives and reduce environmental damage. Our campaigns push innovative, practical policies at local and national levels. Campaign for Better Transport Charitable Trust is a registered charity (1101929).
  • Campaign for Better Transport is part of the Stonehenge Alliance alongside the Ancient Sacred Landscape Network, the Campaign to Protect Rural England, Friends of the Earth, and RESCUE: The British Archaeological Trust.