HC Deb 22 March 1989 vol 149 c632W
35. Mr. Key

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment when he last met the chairman of English Heritage to discuss the improvement of visitor facilities at Stonehenge.

Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

I met Lord Montagu on 28 February.

English Heritage produced a very imaginative scheme for a new visitor centre some time ago. There has been a delay in taking it forward through the normal planning procedures because of the need to find a route for access to the centre which satisfactorily balances the Army's security and operational needs with the interests of visitors, other landowners and the local community. However, I very much hope that we are now close to a solution.