We promised to keep parishioners abreast of developments in relation to the public consultation on the A303 Stonehenge scheme – being so close, as it is, to village interests. That was on Thursday 5th January. We also were led to believe then that briefings on the consultation were going to start between the 13th of January and the 8th of February.
We now understand that late in the evening on Friday 6th January, a rather terse communique was issued on behalf of Highways England that said:
“that public consultation will not start on Monday 9 January”.
Although brief, in bureaucrat-speak it says an awful lot. Reading between the lines we can assume what this really means is:
“We’ve had a bit of a last minute glitch to the long standing plan to start the public consultation on the A303 Stonehenge scheme on Monday 9th January, a date you’ve all been geared up for, but its not now going to happen”.
We will try and find out what is going on and the nature of the glitch. The first indication may be content appearing on the two web landing pages given in our last posting and repeated for your convenience below:
We will alert you to any further developments we are made aware of.