Questions about Stonehenge tunnel to be answered

People are getting the chance to ask questions about the A303 Stonehenge tunnel plans as the first month of utility works on the project come to a close.

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) have been carrying out underground cabling to provide power for the proposed tunnel.

The works are continuing, with the A360 due to be closed until mid-July as a result.

At the information events in April and May, SSEN representatives would answer any questions, along with National Highways staff, organisers said.

Preliminary works such as archaeological fieldwork are currently paused, awaiting the outcome of a legal appeal against an earlier High Court judgment which ruled in favour of the planning consent for the scheme.

The first information event about the progress of the scheme was held at Antrobus House in Amesbury on Saturday.

More events will be held on 29 April at the Shrewton Village Hall, 30 April at the Salisbury Guildhall, 3 May at the South Newton Village Hall and 7 May at Durrington Village Hall.

Andrew Clark, National Highways’ senior project manager for the scheme, said: “We’re continuing to work with heritage groups and other stakeholders, and the information events offer the opportunity for local communities, businesses and other interested parties to find out a little more.

“It’s a chance to meet face-to-face with the teams and for local residents and groups to ask questions about the current enabling works, and to find out more about the scheme in general, and we encourage people to come along.”

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