A303 at Stonehenge: Our formal response to the Highways England public consultation

Stonehenge landscape

7 March 2017

The Stonehenge Landscape is one of the most important prehistoric landscapes in Europe. As custodians of the Stonehenge Landscape we welcome the Government’s plans to invest in a fully bored tunnel of at least 2.9km to remove a large part of the existing A303 from the Stonehenge World Heritage Site.

This is our formal response to the initial route options put forward for public consultation by Highways England between 12 January and 5 March 2017.

You can find our formal response documents below. These are:

  • A letter outlining our response.
  • Our full response.
  • An assessment of the impact on the Outstanding Universal Value of the World Heritage Site. 

Next steps
There will be another round of consultation on Highways England’s more detailed proposed solution later in 2017 before a Development Consent Order application is submitted to the Planning Inspectorate in 2018.


National Trust A303 Stonehenge consultation letter

National Trust response to Stonehenge A303 consultation questions

Stonehenge OUV Impacts Assessment 2 (PDF / 2.3MB) download