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Stonehenge views 'disappointing'
Stonehenge
The visitors' centre would be two miles away from the stones
The leader of Salisbury District Council has said he is disappointed with the response to a consultation on a new Stonehenge visitor centre.

About 400 people wrote in over the proposed 67m centre, which would be located two miles from the stones.

The plans include a cafe and a train to transport visitors to Stonehenge.

Councillor Kevin Wren told BBC Radio Wiltshire: "We would have preferred more responses. Obviously it is in many ways disappointing."

The scheme - three years in the planning - is for a single-storey building two miles from the stones.

The new land train will take visitors on a 25-minute journey from the centre to the stones, via a series of drop-off points across the site.

The plans have been submitted to Salisbury District Council and a decision is expected in 2005.


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