2016: the Arundel Bypass controversy
At the heart of the A27 Arundel Bypass controversy are two key strategic issues for us and for future generations:
- demands for energy-consumptive and polluting car mobility, versus
- the need to protect an integrated sustainable infrastructure of diverse natural habitats and rural community life.
The special qualities of the South Downs National Park, especially in the Binsted area, are regarded by many as too precious to sacrifice for a 5-12 minute average journey time improvement.
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28.08.16 ABNC Press Release: Horror at New Bypass Video
28.08.16 "Bypass - Bending the Truth" Sussex Local Article & ABNC blog reply
29.07.16 Littlehampton Gazette article, also in West Sussex Gazette: Drone Video Taken to Boost Anti-Bypass Campaign
25.07.16 Article in Littlehampton Gazette & Bognor Regis Observer & West Sussex Today:
"Record turnout at Binsted's Strawberry Fair under Threat from Bypass"
24.07.16 SpiritFM article: "2000 against Arundel Bypass"
18.07.16 ABNC press release: Thousands Join Fight to Save Village
6.07.16 SpiritFM article: Arundel Campaigners Petition Against Bypass
15.06.16 Littlehampton Gazette Article: Consultation date for A27 denied by Highways officials; Cllr Norman Dingemans proposes Binsted option should be dropped now
09.06.2016 ABNC Press Release: Archers plot takes cruel twist in Sussex Village
28.05.2016 The Argus article: Arundel Bypass route would be 'death' of Binsted Village
27.05.2016 SpiritFM article: 'Secret' plans for Arundel Bypass
27.05.2016 BBC Radio Sussex Breakfast Lead Story on Local Radio Day: Secret A27 route through Binsted Village & Woods revealed
26.05.2016 Kent & Sussex Courier article: Arundel Bypass will cause "death" of ancient Sussex village
13.05.2016 Chichester Observer article - the financial cost of dropped Offline Bypass options reinforces the right decision
21.04.2016 West Sussex Gazette letter: "Don't just focus on one main road"
06.04.2016 West Sussex Gazette article – ‘High level’ economic study to assess the impact of A27 plans on South Downs National Park
23.03.16 Andrew Tyrie MP asks DfT Andrew Jones MP "can you provide the cost of the planned improvements to the Arundel and Worthing sections of the A27 and the likely period over which they will be completed?"
25.05.16 ABNC Press Release: Secret Arundel Bypass plans would mean 'death' of Binsted village
8.3.16 ABNC press release featured by media including: West Sussex Gazette, South News, Chichester Observer, Bognor Observer, Worthing Herald, Shoreham Herald, West Sussex County Times, Midhurst & Petworth Observer,
8.3.16 ABNC Press Release on the Chichester A27 Announcement - "Now do the same for Arundel"
3.3.16 Chichester Observer article: Confirmed - A27 Chichester North Routes Dropped
... and, after more controversy, ...
9.2.16 Chichester Observer article re: How neutral is Pieter Montyn, A27 special adviser to WSCC?
26.1.16 Bognor Observer letter: "barbarity of the northern options compared with the alternatives"
26.1.16 SpiritFM article: Leaders say A27 Consultation 'Still not good enough'
26.1.16 Chi Obs article: Criticism as A27 Consultation Extended - by just one week
26.1.16 Chi Obs letter: Time for Council to 'march on last orders'
24.1.16 Chi Obs letter: We are Guardians
22 Jan 2016 ITV news: Kate Mosse - Fears new bypass could destroy ancient habitat
22 Jan 2016 Chi Obs article: South Downs Society to fight A27 Expressway plan
21 Jan 2016 SpiritFM: Chichester MP Andrew Tyrie backs longer A27 consultation
20 Jan 2016 SpiritFM article: Chichester northern bypass is a 'Road to Ruin'
13 Jan 2016 Bognor Obs article: “Currently Goodwood generates something in the region of £240m a year of economic value for the economy and we believe a northern expressway will put much, if not all, of that at risk”
13 Jan 2016 Spirit FM: Goodwood Bosses Against New Northern Bypass
13 Jan 2016 Chi Observer article: WSCC call for 12 week consultation on Chichester A27
11 January 2016 Chi Obs letter: Bypass situation is a worrying mess
10 January 2016 Chi Obs letter: North bypass will have a severe impact
9 January 2016 Chi Obs letter: "bully-boy tactics"
9 January 2016 Chichester Observer Comment: Why we decided to publish the A27 Route Maps
8 January 2016 Chi Obs letter: Let us hope that ... the existing A27 is improved
8 January 2016 SpiritFM REVEALED: draft maps of all the Chichester Options
(also on Chichester Observer and Worthing Herald and Portsmouth News)
8 January 2016 BBC South Today Video: How do you solve the problem on the A27?
7 January 2016 Chichester Obsr: 'The A27 must only be improved along the current route'
- say four Parish Councils
7 January 2016 Chichester Observer: Four more letters against a Chichester North Bypass
7 January 2016 Chichester Observer article 'Highways bosses 'not that bright' in handling of A27'
7 January 2016 Chichester Observer letter calling for More Information and Transparency
7 January 2016 Chichester Observer letter 'A27 Plans must be released now'
7 January 2016 Chichester Observer article 'Still in the dark over A27 Plans'
7 January 2016 Worthing Herald report: Mott Macdonald accused of ineptitude over A27 plans
(same story also in Bognor Observer, Chichester Observer and Littlehampton Gazette)
6 January 2016 SpiritFM report: A27 Meeting Packed to Rafters