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

Campaigners including archaeologists, environmental groups and druids have won a high court battle to prevent a controversial road project that includes a tunnel near Stonehenge.

The £1.7bn scheme to overhaul eight miles of the A303 in Wiltshire next to the prehistoric monument was backed by the government last year, but campaigners launched a judicial review calling for the decision to be overturned.

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