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''Stonehenge'' could lose world heritage status

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Stonehenge could lose world heritage status following Liverpool

The warning comes after transport secretary Grant Shapps gave the green light for plans to build a dual carriageway tunnel under the landscape, costing £ 1.7bn, to go ahead

The UN’s heritage body has told ministers that the ancient monument on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, England, is at risk of being put on the “danger list” and stripped of its world heritage status.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/stonehenge-world-heritage-status-road-b1889650.html

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third_eye

Slap a Starbucks right smack in the middle and in 150years it'll be historical again.

Imagine sipping a latte and watching the Winter solstice sunrise... 

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Maybe it isn't valued as much these days and a majority would prefer a more rapid transport for their businesses but to me it seems like one more landmark or waypoint being taken way that used to anchor us to our culture and history.  A people that have no past will have no sense of a future.

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L.A.T.1961

I did joke about this happening in another thread. But truth appears to be stranger than fiction.

You might think hiding a road underground as apposed to its current visible position would be though an improvement and a costly one at £1.7 billion.

Having made one prediction I will have a go at another. :lol:

The great wall of China will be struck off the list after the massive infrastructure projects carried out in the country over the last 30 yrs.

Huge numbers of new roads, power stations, dams, airports and city's have destroyed the natural environment surrounding the Wall. 

I am sure Mr Tian Xuejun is looking into it. ;) 

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Buzz_Light_Year

Maybe the UN is going to punish the UK for Brexit. Liverpool and now maybe Stonehenge.  It does raise the possibility of retribution.

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6 hours ago, third_eye said:

Slap a Starbucks right smack in the middle and in 150years it'll be historical again.

Imagine sipping a latte and watching the Winter solstice sunrise... 

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Its strange you should mention that, ancient Britons were alleged to call it stellae hircum.

Not a lot of people know that. :geek: :D 

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4 minutes ago, Buzz_Light_Year said:

Maybe the UN is going to punish the UK for Brexit. Liverpool and now maybe Stonehenge.  It does raise the possibility of retribution.

I notice the US pulled out of this organization as it was seen as too political. Although it was Trump who pulled the plug so will be thought an irrational action. ;)

But Joe has yet to reverse the decision as far as I am aware. 

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23 minutes ago, Buzz_Light_Year said:

Maybe the UN is going to punish the UK for Brexit. Liverpool and now maybe Stonehenge.  It does raise the possibility of retribution.

I would be more inclined to think its China wanting some global leverage, they now make big contributions to this body. 

Not as it will make much difference. UK will still challenge China's activities. 

 

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jaylemurph

Liverpool just this week lost its UNESCO standing -- for more or less the same reason.

--Jaylemurph

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Still Waters
On 7/24/2021 at 1:35 PM, jethrofloyd said:

The warning comes after transport secretary Grant Shapps gave the green light for plans to build a dual carriageway tunnel under the landscape, costing £ 1.7bn, to go ahead

There will be no tunnel.

High court victory for Stonehenge campaigners as tunnel is ruled unlawful

Transport secretary Grant Shapps ‘acted irrationally and unlawfully’ when he approved the £1.7bn project, judge rules.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/jul/30/high-court-victory-for-stonehenge-campaigners-as-tunnel-is-ruled-unlawful

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-58024139

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L.A.T.1961

A victory for the environmentalists, while those needing to move between the South East and South West have to sit in a traffic queue. 

The anti car lobby say "It should look again at its roads programme and take action to reduce road traffic and eliminate any need to build new and wider roads that threaten the environment as well as our cultural heritage."

This is while a restriction of lorry drivers, trucks on the road, illustrates the affects on supplies of food and other goods needed for the UK to operate. 

But they are seemingly oblivious to what happens to supplies when the number of vehicles on the road is reduced. 

I vote that they run out of loo rolls and white wine first. ;)

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jaylemurph

If only there was another way to move cargo — through the sky, or by water, or rail. 

But, no. There’s only surface roads. Only. Only trucks. 

—Jaylemurph 

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Still Waters

Stonehenge tunnel plans continue despite high court ruling

Highways England has said it is proceeding with plans to dig a tunnel near Stonehenge, despite the £1.7bn scheme being declared unlawful by the high court.

The government-owned company said it would continue to appoint building contracts to ensure the procurement process ran to schedule – although it has paused plans for preparatory work while the Department for Transport “considers its options”.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/aug/04/stonehenge-tunnel-plans-continue-despite-high-court-ruling

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On 7/24/2021 at 2:29 PM, Buzz_Light_Year said:

Maybe the UN is going to punish the UK for Brexit. Liverpool and now maybe Stonehenge.  It does raise the possibility of retribution.

If the UK government doesn't protect a heritage site with that much significance, none of the rest will matter, either, in time.  

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