Ministers do battle over £2billion Stonehenge tunnel

Mail Online | 1/19/2020 | James Tapsfield, Political Editor For Mailonline
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Ministers are doing battle over whether to go ahead with a £2billion tunnel under the historic Stonehenge site.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps is believed to be committed to the scheme, which aims to remove a notorious bottleneck on the A303 from London to the south-west.

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However, the Treasury is thought to be concerned that the project is not good value for money. There are already alternative routes to the west country on the M4 and M5.

The government has launched a review of strategic roads.

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One minister told the Financial Times: 'They (the Treasury) aren't very keen. It's genuinely hard to say how this is going to go.'

In an interview with the FT last week, Chancellor Sajid Javid refused to comment on 'rumours' about the tunnel.

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'Wait until my national infrastructure strategy, which will be published alongside the Budget,' he said.

Boris Johnson hinted last week that he might be taking Mr Shapps' side in the apparent spat.

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'We will do extraordinary things with infrastructure — the A303, you name it —...
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