Opinion: Fyson on defects in the protection of our historic assets

The astonishing saga of the protection and presentation of Stonehenge took a further farcical turn last month. Construction of the proposed bored tunnel, which had been approved after a public inquiry and would have buried the A303 traffic that presently blights the site, should have already started. Now, however, the scheme has been effectively shelved because of dramatically rising costs relating to previously undetected geological conditions. The government intends to review the issue, but has not said when.

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