Plans to build tunnel under Stonehenge face controversy

It's feared plans to build a tunnel beneath Stonehenge could blight the historic landscape and jeopardise its World Heritage Status.

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Government's decision for Stonehenge tunnel criticised

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Time Team presenter Tony Robinson has attacked the Government's decision to give the go-ahead for a 1.8-mile road tunnel near Stonehenge.

He described the project as "the most brutal intrusion into the Stone Age landscape ever" and accused the Department for Transport of paying "no attention at all" to the importance of the Wiltshire monument.

But government heritage agency Historic England, and the National Trust and English Heritage, who manage the stone circle and its surrounding landscape, welcomed the announcement.

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