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12 July 2018

Comments welcomed on experimental byways closures in Stonehenge World Heritage Site

People can still access these byways however by removing the traffic we are giving this space time to breathe and remain a part of this iconic landscape

Bridget Wayman, cabinet member for highways

The byways around Stonehenge will be closed to motorised traffic from 12 July 2018 for up to 18 months, although they can still be used by walkers, cyclists and horse riders.

The experimental orders will help improve safety for people using the byways by removing the vehicles using the route which have increased since the closure of the A344. The orders will also prevent further damage to the byways and the adjoining World Heritage Site and preserve/improve the experience around Stonehenge for visitors now and in the future. While the experimental orders are in force, it will be considered if they should be made permanent.

People can comment until 12 January 2019 online or by emailing trafficorders@wiltshire.gov.uk.

Bridget Wayman, cabinet member for highways said: "It is so important we take care of the areas around one of the most important sites, not only in Wiltshire, but the world. People can still access these byways however by removing the traffic we are giving this space time to breathe and remain a part of this iconic landscape."

Last updated: 12 July 2018 | Last reviewed: 12 July 2018

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