How nice to see evidence of New Labour's growing love affair with the world of roads. Lord Whitty, the moustachioed transport and environment minister, has spelled it all out in a front-page column he has penned for the Stonehenge Master Plan Newsletter . 'Flyover is best solution, ' trumpets the headline; indeed, the Countess Roundabout on the A303 is to get just such an addition as part of the traffic plan to free up Stonehenge for more tourists in loud trousers.
Now Mott MacDonald is preparing plans not just for the flyover but also for a tunnel past the world heritage site. The main thing is to keep at bay any prospect of public transport presence.