Since the announcement of the preferred route in September 2017, we have been developing the scheme proposals to the stage where we would now welcome the publicâ€™s views on our proposals.
The public consultation is now open, and will run from Thursday 8 February to Friday 6 April 2018.
Feedback from this public consultation will help us in our continued development of the scheme to the time when we submit our application for planning consent (known as a Development Consent Order) to the Planning Inspectorate.
Public consultation is now open and will close at 23:59 on Friday 6 April 2018.
Further information about the consultation and the response form to use to submit your feedback will be available on this page and on the consultation page.
You can also use the consultation page to submit your views via an online response form, or download a response form to fill in and post to us free of charge.
Have your say on our consultation page
We are holding a series of public consultation events where you can come along to view details of the scheme, ask questions of our experts and have your say. The details of all of these are available in Community news section below, and on the consultation page
Deposit copies of consultation information, along with response forms to fill in and return by Freepost, will also be available throughout the local area. Details are available in Community news section below, and on the consultation page.
This forthcoming public consultation is the next step in the legal and planning process to apply for a Development Consent Order. For more information about this, see our handy guide to the planning process.
|2013||A303 feasibility study announced as part of the Autumn Statement|
|2014||Scheme included in the Roads Investment Strategy|
|2015-2016||Route options assessed|
|12 January to 5 March 2017||Non-statutory consultation on route options|
|September 2017||Preferred route announced|
|8 February to 6 April 2018||Statutory consultation on proposed scheme|
|Late 2018||Submit planning application|
|2021 (planned)||Start on site|
As part of the consultation process, we are holding a series of public drop-in events where you can find out about the scheme plans and talk to our project experts. Everyone is welcome to these; please feel free come along to make sure you get the latest, most accurate information about the scheme and ask any questions you may have.
|Friday 9 February 2018||14.00 to 20.00||Antrobus House||39 Salisbury Rd, Amesbury, SP4 7HH|
|Saturday 10 February 2018||11.00 to 17.00||Antrobus House||39 Salisbury Rd, Amesbury, SP4 7HH|
|Thursday 22 February 2018||14.00 to 20.00||Kennet Valley Village Hall (Avebury)||Overton Road, Lockeridge, Marlborough, SN8 4EL|
|Friday 23 February 2018||14:00 to 20:00||Warminster Civic Centre||Sambourne Road, Warminster, BA12 8LB|
|Saturday 24 February 2018||11.00 to 17.00||Shrewton Village Hall||Recreation Ground, The Hollow, Shrewton, SP3 4JY|
|Tuesday 27 February 2018||14:00 to 20:00||The Laverton Hall||Bratton Road, Westbury, BA13 3EN|
|Thursday 1 March 2018||14.00 to 20.00||Mere Lecture Hall||Salisbury Street, Mere, BA12 6HA|
|Saturday 3 March 2018||11.00 to 17.00||The Guildhall, Salisbury||The Market Place, Salisbury, SP1 1JH|
|Thursday 8 March 2018||12.00 to 20.00||Society of Antiquaries||Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BE|
|Friday 9 March 2018||14.00 to 20.00||The Manor Barn||High St, Winterbourne Stoke, SP3 4SZ|
|Saturday 10 March 2018||11.00 to 17.00||The Manor Barn||High St, Winterbourne Stoke, SP3 4SZ|
|Tuesday 13 March 2018||14.00 to 20.00||Avon Valley College||Recreation Road, Durrington, SP4 8HH|
|Wednesday 14 March 2018||16.00 to 20.30||Larkhill Primary School||Wilson Road, Larkhill, SP4 8QB|
|Friday 23 March 2018||14.00 to 20.00||Antrobus House||39 Salisbury Rd, Amesbury, SP4 7HH|
You can also view scheme information at the locations below during normal opening hours:
- Amesbury Library, Smithfield Street, Amesbury, Salisbury, SP4 7AL
- Tidworth Leisure Centre, Nadder Road, Tidworth,SP9 7QW
- Salisbury Library, Market Place, Salisbury, SP1 1BL
- Wiltshire Council Offices County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge, BA14 8JN
- Wilton Library, South Street, Wilton, SP2 0JS
- Devizes Community Hub and Library, Sheep Street, Devizes, SN10 1DL
- Marlborough Library, 91 High Street, Marlborough, SN8 1HD
- Warminster Library, 3 Horseshoe Walk, Warminster, BA12 9BT
- Westbury Library, Westbury House, Edward Street, BA13 3BD
- The Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre, Cocklebury Road, Chippenham, SN15 3QN
In addition, consultation booklets and response forms will be available throughout the consultation period at the following locations:
- Stonehenge Visitor Centre, Near Amesbury, SP4 7DE
- The Barcroft Medical Practice, Barcroft Medical Centre, Amesbury, SP4 7DL
- St Melor Surgery, Edwards Road, Amesbury, Salisbury, SP4 7LT
- Larkhill Medical Centre, Willoughby Road, Larkhill, Salisbury, Durrington, SP4 8QY
- Till Orchard Surgery, High Street, Shrewton, Salisbury, SP3 4BZ
- Cross Plain Health Centre, High Street, Shrewton, Salisbury, SP3 4DB
You may well have followed earlier versions of this scheme. Some of these will have had different approaches and processes, or been governed by older legislation. Weâ€™ve put together a clear guide to the planning process weâ€™re following: this explains exactly what happens, when, and how you get can get involved.
Why we need this scheme
As part of the most direct route between the South East and the South West, the A303 past Stonehenge plays a big part in the daily lives of tens of thousands of people, and for many it can be a daily struggle.
Average traffic flows along the single carriageway section between Amesbury and Berwick Down are twice what it was designed for, and the road is even busier in the summer tourist period.
The road bisects the Stonehenge part of the Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites World Heritage Site, running just 165 metres away from the most famous stone circle in the world. The road also cuts the village of Winterbourne Stoke in two.
An improved dual-carriageway, via a tunnel past Stonehenge, will help unlock economic growth in the South West by transforming journey reliability, increasing safety and improving connectivity with neighbouring regions, while protecting or enhancing the environment.
To make sure we achieve this, the project has four key objectives:
- Transport: to create a high quality reliable route between the South East and the South West that meets the future needs of traffic.
- Economic growth: to enable growth in jobs and housing by providing a free-flowing and reliable connection between the South East and the South West.
- Cultural heritage: to help conserve and sustain the World Heritage Site and to make it easier to reach and explore.
- Environment and community: to improve biodiversity and provide a positive legacy for nearby communities.
Project media files and documents
A303 Stonehenge Response form
A303 Stonehenge Amesbury to Berwick Down - The case for the scheme - February 2018
Improving journeys to the South West: The case for the A303/A358 Corridor, February 2018
Statement of Community Consultation
A303 Stonehenge: Map - Western section Winterbourne Stoke bypass to Longbarrow junction
A303 Stonehenge: Map - Western section Winterbourne Stoke bypass to Longbarrow junction with longitudinal ground profile
A303 Stonehenge: Map - Central section within the World Heritage Site WHS
A303 Stonehenge: Map - Central section within the World Heritage Site WHS with longitudinal ground profile
A303 Stonehenge: Map - Eastern section Countess junction to Solstice Park Junction
A303 Stonehenge: Map - Eastern section Countess junction to Solstice Park Junction with longitudinal ground profile
A303 Stonehenge PEIR non-technical summary (NTS)
A303 Stonehenge Preliminary environmental information report (PEIR)
A303 Stonehenge PEIR figures and appendices part 1
A303 Stonehenge PEIR figures and appendices part 2
A303 Stonehenge PEIR figures and appendices part 3
A303 Stonehenge PEIR figures and appendices part 4
A303 Stonehenge Environmental Impact Assessment Scoping Report October 2017
Section 47 notice
Section 48 notice
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