Update on legal process


20 May 2024

On Friday 17 May, the Court of Appeal informed us that Save Stonehenge World Heritage Site’s appeal will be heard in the Court of Appeal. 

Update on legal process

We are hugely disappointed by this decision, which will cause more delays to this scheme as the next stage of the legal process unfolds.

We will participate fully in any future legal proceedings, working closely with DfT.

What does this mean for the scheme?

We still have our Development Consent Order (DCO) in place and the scheme isn’t cancelled. But this extra legal process will delay the start of our preliminary works and we’ll need to adjust the whole main works programme accordingly.

We don’t know what that will look like yet, because we don’t know the extent of the delay.

The legal process timescale is not within our control, and we will need to work closely with DfT and our legal teams to understand what our next steps are.

What happens next?

We need to await the date for the hearing, which the Court of Appeal will decide.

At the hearing, both sides will present their case and the Court of Appeal will use this to make their decision.

What about the A360 temporary closure?

This work will continue without any change.

You can find more about this work on the A360 temporary closure information page, provided and updated by Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) who are carrying out this work on our behalf.