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Stonehenge tunnel route....

Postby Heddwen » 12 Sep 2017, 11:06

The proposed Stonehenge tunnel route has been altered to protect the view at the winter solstice....any thoughts?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-41227359

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Re: Stonehenge tunnel route....

Postby Ailim » 12 Sep 2017, 13:50

I'm uneasy about the proposed route. I appreciate there is a need to improve the road system as the A303 gets very congested at peak times, and the tunnel proposal may be less intrusive, but I'm concerned about the impact the heavy machinery and building works may have on the immediate area as they start tunnelling.
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Re: Stonehenge tunnel route....

Postby winterfire » 12 Sep 2017, 13:57

Yes, it looks like a mixed blessing doesn't it? One can only hope it's done with care and lots of archeologists on site every step of the way!!!

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Re: Stonehenge tunnel route....

Postby Greybeard » 12 Sep 2017, 19:54

This is appalling on a number of levels.

Firstly, the government has ignored professional advice and bodies such as UNESCO.

Secondly, the idea that widening roads will reduce congestion is flawed. While there are short term reductions in congestion there is a longer term increase in traffic often leading to further congestion but with more vehicles.

While the US and Caribbean suffer the aftermath of climate change enhanced hurricanes, the UK government ploughs ahead with more road building and therefore more CO2 emissions.

Finally, while Stonehenge may not have a direct connection to ancient druids, it is still one of the most important historic sites in Britain. It should not have a tunnel put under it, especially a shallow one through unstable chalk and one that will surely undermine the stones in the long distant future.

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Re: Stonehenge tunnel route....

Postby deepwater » 12 Sep 2017, 20:06

as we have all see the destruction all around the world ,, the removal of statues and blowing up the past we need to hold on to something even if its just to wonder about when we look apon it
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Re: Stonehenge tunnel route....

Postby MoonPryderi » 20 Oct 2017, 00:55

I find this whole thing very distressing!
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Re: Stonehenge tunnel route....

Postby nollaig » 20 Oct 2017, 04:28

Peace and all-Goodness y'alls.

I am not distressed by the weather, don't care about civil engineers, and can't trust CO2 emission reports.

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