asked Her Majesty's Government:Why the area of the World Heritage Site encompassing Stonehenge and Avebury has not been designated an Environmentally Sensitive Area. [HL2223]
When Environmentally Sensitive Areas were designated, other areas were given higher priority for the available funds. The Government have no plans at present to create new Environmentally Sensitive Areas.
asked Her Majesty's Government:Why Avebury World Heritage Site is not specifically targeted as a Countryside Stewardship Priority Area. [HL2224]
The Avebury and Stonehenge World Heritage Site became a priority area under the Countryside Stewardship Scheme for the 1998 application round.