The government’s announcement on the A303 Stonehenge scheme is welcomed by Peninsula Transport and will play a key role in boosting the economic performance of the South West. On Friday 14th July the Secretary of State for Transport granted development consent for National Highways to progress the A303 Stonehenge scheme between Amesbury and Berwick Down

Peninsula Transport Chairman Andrea Davis said: “Granting development consent for the A303 Stonehenge scheme is an important milestone in delivering much needed improvements to the A303/A358/A30 corridor. It is fantastic that these works can now go ahead as benefits will be far reaching, enabling South West economies to continue to grow and thrive. The scheme will tackle longstanding bottlenecks and alleviate congestion, helping to provide much improved connectivity between the South West, South East and beyond.

“We want our transport system to boost our economy and support our communities and in order to do that we need to be better connected. There is still a way to go for the route as a whole and the remaining schemes to upgrade the full A303/A358/A30 corridor must also be prioritised in future investment pipelines in order to create a safe, efficient and resilient second strategic route between London and the South West peninsula.”