Reuniting the Stonehenge landscape and improving your journey
The A303 past Stonehenge between Amesbury and Berwick Down will be improved by creating a new dual carriageway with a tunnel removing traffic from much of this iconic setting.
What’s happening now?
We’re in the formal six-month examination period, which is part of the planning process. Large projects such as A303 Amesbury to Berwick Down are classified as nationally significant infrastructure projects which means that we need to apply for a Development Consent Order (or DCO) to gain permission to build.
As part of the examination, we continue to engage with stakeholders and people affected by the scheme. As a direct result of feedback we are proposing some minor changes and we are carrying out a public consultation so that anyone who might have a view on these changes is given the opportunity to comment. Find out more here.
You can view our DCO application on the Planning Inspectorate’s website. Or take a look at our latest booklet which will give you a quick overview – setting out the scheme’s key features, what’s developed since our 2018 public consultations, and what benefits this will bring.
The Government has given us the go-ahead to start looking for potential contractors to build the scheme. This is happening in tandem with the planning process to allow construction to start on site as scheduled in 2021, if the scheme gets the green light. Find out more in our latest news section.
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