Copper Consultancy is proud to have supported National Highways as it has secured planning consent for the A303 Stonehenge project.

As one of the UK’s most prestigious and important infrastructure projects in the UK, the proposal is now a significant step closer, to reconnecting the landscape at Stonehenge, currently severed by the road. The project will also reduce major congestion created by a single carriageway and alleviate rat running through nearby villages.

Copper has been working with National Highways since 2016

Providing communications, engagement and consultation advice and delivery. Our work focuses on establishing a clear and consistent narrative for the project. This engaging story enables us to undertake industry leading engagement programmes with the widest range of stakeholders in the region, across the UK and internationally.

Martin McCrink, Managing Partner, Copper said:

“The A303 Stonehenge tunnel has been part of life at Copper for many years. Achieving this consent is an important milestone.

“The project required incredible leadership from so many organisations to get to this point. The compelling narrative and need behind the project has been key to that, and we are proud to have played our part. It is a prestigious project and we’ve been able to work with some amazingly talented people over the years.”

The project has attracted unprecedented interest from a range of communities in the UK and international organisations with specialist interests. The Secretary of State said in the consent letter that he was “satisfied there is a clear need” for the new tunnel and the project’s “harm on spatial, visual relations and settings is less than substantial and should be weighed against the public benefits”.

Copper supports clients

This includes National Highways, National Grid, Grosvenor, ScottishPower, RWE, Vattenfall, Downing, Bristol Airport and HS2. Our support focuses on developing the country’s much needed infrastructure. Our approach is to help clients secure the highest quality consent in the shortest possible time. This encompasses the greatest level of public, stakeholder and political support, all informed with data led strategies.