UNESCO Mission report published
14 Aug 2022
A UNESCO report has been submitted to the Secretary of State for Transport to be considered as part of the process to look again at our Development Consent Order application. The report contains the findings of an UNESCO Advisory Mission visit to Stonehenge in April.
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The full report has been published on the Planning Inspectorate’s website.
Although the western portal approach remains an area for further discussion, UNESCO recognises the exemplary collaborative work carried out in the development of this scheme, which will have many benefits, including returning Stonehenge to something like its original setting.
We have taken a lot of care to get to this point. UNESCO is pleased with all the work undertaken since their last visit in 2018 and particularly praised the work of our independent Scientific Committee, which has been key to ensuring experts guide our development at every stage.
We will continue to work with our Heritage Monitoring Advisory Group and experts within the Scientific Committee to ensure the scheme is delivered with heritage at the heart of every decision made.