Latest updates

12 Nov 20

Planning permission granted by the Transport Secretary

The Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, has granted development consent for the A303 Stonehenge tunnel scheme. We have a long-standing ambition to help resolve the ongoing damage caused by the current A303 as it passes through the Stonehenge Landscape. We will continue to work alongside Historic England and English Heritage to ensure the scheme delivers on its promise to protect the World Heritage Site and brings benefits for both people and nature.

Looking towards Stonehenge from King Barrows Ridge

16 Jul 20

A second new deadline for the Transport Secretary's decision

On 16 July 2020 the Government announced another new deadline for the Secretary of State to decide on Highways England’s application for an order granting development consent. The new deadline is 13 November 2020. This is the second extension to the deadline. It was previously extended from 2 April 2020 to 17 July 2020, and has now been extended to 13 November 2020.

Read more about the announcement here.

Stonehenge and visitor

29 Apr 20

New deadline set for Transport Secretary to make a decision

On 29 April 2020, the Department for Transport made an announcement about a new deadline for the Secretary of State's decision on Highways England’s application for an order granting development consent. The new deadline is 17 July 2020.

Barrows in the mist