Public Consultation on the future of Stonehenge
There is a public consultation which all can participate in.
Please go to http://www.stonehengeconsultation.org and read through the documents containing the proposals, and use the feedback form to give your opinion.
"Stonehenge is perhaps England's most famous and important ancient monument, inscribed with Avebury as a World Heritage Site in 1986. The need to care for it properly has been recognised for many years, as has the need to improve its landscape setting and its presentation to visitors.
Publication of the World Heritage Site Management Plan in 2000 was an important step forward; at its heart was a vision of Stonehenge surrounded by open grassland. Two major projects were planned to support this: to remove the roads from around Stonehenge by placing the A303 in a tunnel, and to relocate visitor facilities to a new centre away from the Stones. Public Inquiries were held into each, and the outcomes reviewed at length.
Although the Government decided that the A303 road improvements were unaffordable, it has made a commitment in December 2007 to review the Management Plan as the overarching strategic document for the Site, and to complete environmental improvements at Stonehenge, including new visitor facilities, in time for the 2012 Olympics.
This work includes examination of the case for closing the A303/ A344 junction to improve the setting of Stonehenge. A new Stonehenge Project Board, chaired by the Ministers for Culture and for Transport, has been set up to oversee this work.
These proposals are now the subject of a three month public consultation until 17 October 2008."
HAVE YOUR SAY
You can read more about this consultation by viewing the pages of this website, downloading literature in PDF formats (see right hand column) and by visiting the public exhibition (see: http://www.stonehengeconsultation.org/publicexhibition.html).
After reading through the proposals, have you say by completing the electronic feedback forms indicated below:
WHS Management Plan Feedback form: http://www.stonehengeconsultation.org/haveyoursaywhspl.html
Environmental Improvements Feedback form: http://www.stonehengeconsultation.org/haveyoursayoptio.html
Posted by invisibleplanet
12th August 2008ce