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Stonehenge procurement continues despite High Court ruling

05/08/2021

Highways England has committed to progressing the construction contracts process for the A303 upgrade and Stonehenge Tunnel scheme, despite a High Court ruling quashing the DCO for the £1.7bn project.

Campaigners win Stonehenge High Court battle: Judge quashes DCO

30/07/2021

The High Court has quashed transport secretary Grant Shapps' Development Consent Order (DCO) for the Stonehenge Tunnel - handing campaigners a major victory in their bid to end the project.

Tender announced for £60m Stonehenge job

17/06/2021

Highways England has launched its search for a Delivery Assurance Partner to support the delivery of the £1.7bn A303 Amesbury to Berwick Down scheme.

Stonehenge Tunnel case to be heard in High Court

18/02/2021

Campaigners against the £2bn Stonehenge Tunnel scheme have secured a court hearing in their judicial review challenge.

Highways England celebrates Stonehenge scheme's support for local business

04/02/2021

More than 150 companies have signed up to be a part of Highways England’s flagship Stonehenge scheme - the A303 Amesbury to Berwick Down upgrade.

Legal action looms over Stonehenge 'vandalism'

01/12/2020

A coalition of campaigners has taken the first step towards a legal challenge against the Government’s plan to build a tunnel at Stonehenge.

Stonehenge tunnel wins development consent

12/11/2020

Development consent has been given to the Stonehenge tunnel and wider A303 improvement scheme.

Stonehenge decision delayed again

16/07/2020

The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced another delay to its decision on whether to approve the development of the Stonehenge Tunnel.

Road Investment Strategy 2 published: £27.4bn 2020-2025

11/03/2020

The Government has published the long-awaited Road Investment Strategy for 2020 to 2025 (RIS 2), with a budget of £27.4bn.

No light at the end of tunnel funding impasse

06/01/2020

The Planning Inspectorate has passed its recommendation on plans to build a tunnel at Stonehenge to the transport secretary but the project remains unfunded.

Treasury promises 2019 answer on delayed Stonehenge and Lower Thames funding

09/09/2019

The Treasury has promised a funding announcement on the A303 Stonehenge and the Lower Thames Crossing works by the end of the year, after failing on its pledge to give an answer in the Spending Round. 

MPs back O'Sullivan over Stonehenge funding delay

03/07/2019

The timetable and viability of Highways England’s plans for a tunnel for the A303 are at risk, according to an influential committee of MPs.

O'Sullivan 'confident' on Stonehenge cost but warns over funding impasse

11/06/2019

The most senior officials at the Department for Transport (DfT) and Highways England have warned the Treasury not to delay the mutli-billion Stonehenge tunnel funding decision.

UN unhappy as Govt saves £540m on Stonehenge tunnel

04/06/2019

The UN is set to urge ministers to reconsider plans for a tunnel at Stonehenge, including extending the tunnel so its western portal is outside the World Heritage Site – a move the UK has rejected on cost grounds.

£2.4bn Stonehenge tunnel thrown into doubt by NAO

21/05/2019

The planned tunnel at Stonehenge, which could now cost £2.4bn, risks costing more to build than the economic benefits it is expected to provide, the National Audit Office has said.

Highways England goes back to market on Stonehenge and Lower Thames Crossing

07/02/2019

Highways England has launched a new market engagement process for its flagship multi-billion schemes on the A303 around Stonehenge, and the Lower Thames Crossing.

DfT confirms Treasury will need to pay for Stonehenge and Lower Thames Crossing

04/02/2019

The Department for Transport has confirmed it expects to receive billions in cash from the Treasury under the next Spending Review to pay for the Stonehenge tunnel and associated works on the A303, and the Lower Thames Crossing.

Highways England denies Stonehenge drilling blunder

06/12/2018

Highways England has been accused of drilling a large hole through a 6,000-year-old structure near Stonehenge as part of site preparation for its £1.6bn tunnel project.

Exclusive: O'Sullivan - Stonehenge and Lower Thames must be publicly financed or delayed

09/11/2018

In one of his first interviews since the Budget, Highways England chief executive Jim O'Sullivan told Highways it was too late to find a new private finance model for the Stonehenge and Lower Thames Crossing schemes if they are to open on time.

Consultation launched on changed Stonehenge plan

19/07/2018

Following a consultation in February this year Highways England has made changes to their original £1.6bn Stonehenge plans and released a fresh consultation.

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