Our prehistoric ancestors were masters of earthwork engineering so might it
not be pertinent that our solutuon at Rockhenge followed a similar pattern.
It could be possible, if not worthy, to disguise, in part, the A303 with
pseudo prehistoric earthworkings. There us no reason why we could not add
the odd barrow if done so in a subtle manner, in keeping with stressed look
of the ancient landscape, to hide more difficult views of the road. Burying
small areas of the WHS would be far more preferential than digging them up.
Areas that may be buried or the landscape modified should be carefully
surveyed beforehand as a record of that landscape and to enable it to be
reinstated in ever the need arises.
On 2 Dec 2014 06:55, "John Wood" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Perhaps the solution to the A303 problem could be more imaginative than
> has been proposed so far. We could take a leaf out of the portfolio of the
> eminent landscape gardners and hide the road.
> The road could indeed be widened, as has been suggested, but hidden from
> the rocks through landsape engineering. The section of the road that runs
> closest to the monument could be hidden by a 'ha ha' at least so that only
> the infrequent taller vehicles might be seen.
> Careful planting of native trees on raised features, so protecting the
> buried archaeology, could disguise the road as it approaches the monument.
> This would be a simpler if not more elegant solution to the evidentally
> more costly tunnel.
> On 1 Dec 2014 15:03, "Dave Tooke" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Maybe. Though Clegg should be up to speed, and have some empathy, on the
>> issues. He did study Archaeology and Anthropology at Cambridge.
>> Dave Tooke
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> > On 1 Dec 2014, at 13:00, Michael <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> >> On 01/12/2014 07:53, John Wood wrote:
>> >> In the darkness of the near dawn Nick Clegg appeared on BBC Breakfast
>> TV to
>> >> announce that the Government are planning to spend one billion on a
>> >> under the World Heritage site. The project would also improve the A303
>> >> running beyond the tunnel to ease the present tfaffic problems.
>> >> There is an element of cynicism that this announcement comes ahead of
>> >> General Election,
>> > ... you are not nearly cynical enough - a pledge which is almost
>> certain to be controversial!
>> > A pledge that after the election they can "listen to the objections"
>> and halt the scheme without paying out anything.
>> > Mike