As part of the Highways England A303 Amesbury to Berwick Down scheme, which proposes the tunneling and highway capacity upgrades to dual carriageway within this section, a new Public Right of Way (PRoW) along the A360 is proposed to improve pedestrian and cyclist connectivity to English Heritage’s Stonehenge Visitor Centre. The alignment options proposed would require a Compulsory Purchase Order of land leased by English Heritage and associated with visitor operations.

Momentum were commissioned by English Heritage to conduct an appraisal of each A360 PRoW alignment option proposed by Highways England, along with further possible options developed by English Heritage. Momentum conducted a review of each alignment option against defined criteria, including safety, operations, the journey experience, stakeholders, security, investment and design standards. Acting on behalf of English Heritage, Momentum also appraised each option in line with English Heritage’s principles for objecting to the A360 PRoW proposals.

Our appraisal demonstrated that Highway’s England’s preferred alignment option provided less user benefits in terms of user safety and operational impact compared to other alignment options, thereby helping to protect valuable operational assets that would be impacted by Highway England’s preferred option. Our appraisal was submitted by English Heritage as part of their written representation for objection to the scheme proposals as part of statutory consultation.