A COURT date has now been set for the legal challenge against the controversial A303 Stonehenge Tunnel Project.  

The ‘go ahead’ for the tunnel project was given by Transport Secretary Mark Harper earlier this year but a campaign group have argued that the scheme would damage the UNESCO World Heritage site as well as damaging an area rich in archaeology.

A legal challenge was mounted by the Save Stonehenge World Heritage Site campaign group  to prevent the tunnel from going ahead and a fundraiser was set up to help with legal costs.

The fundraiser stands at more than £60,000. 

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If  the decision is made to give the project the green light, a tunnel of at least two miles in length will go beneath the World Heritage Site closely following the A303 route. 

The hearing will take place at the High Court on Tuesday, December 12 and is listed for three days. A ‘rolled-up’ hearing, the permission for the proceedings and the full case will be held together.

A decision is likely to made in early in 2024.