The impact on Arundel's landscape from a long stretch of major new road, if there is to be a fully offline bypass, would be great. Some consider Option 3 a sacrifice worth making for the times saved. Some prefer a lower-impact short bypass, on a more moderate scale and speed but bypassing most of the pinch points to improve flow, as advocated by Arundel A27 Forum, on the Option 1 alignment.
A fully offline bypass, Option 3 or Option 5A, would cross the river about here:
A first astonished glance from the train ...
There, in profile, a great gothic castle and cathedral crouch over a beautiful little town standing in a flat, marshy plain. From a distance they look superb, and have been called with justice one of the great town views of England. Desmond Seward, ‘Sussex’
Alastair Darling MP cancelled the Pink/Blue Arundel Bypass (Option A, 1993 Preferred Route) because of its impact on the watermeadows shown above. What could happen to the area if a new offline bypass is built? Any fully offline bypass option requires a c.6m high road across these beautiful wet meadows of the Arun.