Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Controversy at Stonehenge. Again. Leave our glimpse of Stonehenge alone
Stonehenge lies between two roads, the busy A303 and the A344, a more ancient route to the north. For almost as long as anyone can remember, there has been controversy over what, if anything, should be done to remove these roads both to ease the summer congestion and to allow the monument to stand in glorious isolation, to be gawped at by thousands of tourists without traffic in the background. We are, supposedly, approaching the moment of truth when the Government will make a decision after decades of dithering. Those who have followed this saga will believe it when they see it.

It's an opinion piece. Upshot: He says that the A303 ought to be kept where it is to allow motorists to see Stonehenge as they drive by, rather than either get rid of the road altogether or put it in a tunnel to make the henge appear in a roadless landscape.