A GOVERNMENT minster in the department for transport has agreed to meet with the communities affected by the Stonehenge tunnel to discuss their concerns.

MP John Glen asked junior minister Andrew Jones in parliament for an update on the 2.9km tunnel which is due to go out to public consultation in 2017.

Mr Jones said: "Highways England will continue to engage with a wide range of stakeholders as it investigates what it is going to be doing in detail.

"I will be delighted to meet Amesbury Town Council to discuss the scheme and to meet other local stakeholders, including local councils in his constituency and of my hon. Friend [Devizes MP Claire Perry], the rail minister."