Army Basing Programme - Larkhill and its potential impact on the Stonehenge Summer Solstice Sunrise Alignment
The Secretary of State for Defence announced in March 2013 the Regular Army Basing Programme (ABP). This sets out the future permanent arrangements for the Army as units move back to the UK from Germany and restructures to deliver its future operating model, via the Army 2020 strategic programme.
This includes a concentration of moves in the Salisbury Plain area. The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has been liaising closely with Wiltshire Council since mid 2012 on preparing and planning for these moves.
How this may affect Stonehenge
This document details how two of the potential areas for development would - if adopted - result in new buildings being constructed across the Summer Solstice Sunrise alignment as seen from the centre of Stonehenge.
If you, like me, feel that this would amount to an unforgivable encroachment on the World Heritage Site then may I urge you to consider the evidence presented in this document and submit your comments before 1st April 2014 using the contact details provided below.
Consultation on Masterplan approach including preferred and potential sites for Service Family Accommodation:
• 19th February to 1st April 2014:
6 week Public Consultation including exhibitions (staffed on dates shown) at:
• Amesbury Library (24 Feb & 18 Mar)
• Tidworth Library (25 Feb & 19 Mar)
• Durrington Library (24 Feb & 19 Mar)
• Salisbury Library (25 Feb & 18 Mar)
Comments during the consultation process can be emailed to DIO-ArmyBasing@mod.uk or posted to:
Army Basing Salisbury Plain
11 Lower Park Row
Bristol BS1 5BN
More : - http://community.novacaster.com/attach.pl/11444/818/Larkhill_Proposal.pdf