Stonehenge could lose UNESCO heritage status due to new road plans; Kara Godfrey; Daily Express


UK – Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites

STONEHENGE is under threat of losing its UNESCO heritage status if a new road which is planned is built.

Stonehenge is one of the most famous UK landmarks that tourists flock to around the world.

The 5,000-year-old site often causes the roads around it including the A303 to become overcrowded with cars, being one of the worst bottleneck roads in the UK.

However, the government want to change this by suggesting a road to be built underneath the landmark site, with the 1.8 mile tunnel hoping to ease the traffic jams.

It could cause a bigger problem for the heritage site.

Stonehenge could lose its UNESCO heritage status if the road is built,  both campaign groups and UNESCO themselves warn.

UNESCO has stated that the plan could cause “considerable damage” to the famous site.

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