Arundel A27 Improvements
The failed 2017 Public Consultation
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The Highways England report on the outcomes of their autumn 2017 public consultation can be read here.
The following route options were considered in Stage 1 of the present RIS1 exercise, out of which Options 1, 3 and 5A were taken forward for consultation:
The consultation took place 22 August - 16th October 2017
What do other organisations say?
Walberton Parish Council strongly objects to the Binsted Option 5A. Our Arun District Councillor Norman Dingemans and our MP Nick Herbert have long favoured Option 3. So also did WSCC and Arun District Council until they were misled by Highways England's consultation materials to back 5A instead.
CPRE Sussex, the South Downs Society, Sussex Wildlife Trust, ArundelSCATE and other environmental bodies, all oppose Option 5A. (They also oppose Option 3, but are in support of the Option 1 alignment, as the least damaging.)
Hundreds of people wrote giving reasons why the Binsted Option is wholly unacceptable.
Click on the links below to find more information:
This Consultation is part of a process which Highways England originally set out as follows (although the timings have slipped):
Arundel Options History
In December 2014 the government announced funding in principle for a new dual carriageway Arundel bypass, subject to consultation; and the Department for Transport published its plans for the A27 (pp21-22 of this document).
In March 2015, Highways England published the South Coast Central Route Strategy.
At the same time the Department for Transport (DfT) published Parsons Brinckerhoff's A27 Feasibility Study: Reports 1 & 2 give the Technical Investigations, and Report 3 gives the Investment Cases. The Options Assessment, in Report 2, can be downloaded directly here.
More information about the Options, including maps, is given on the links below.
Click here to read "A Tale of Three Cock-Ups", a short graphic novel by Construction Diggings, written in the Arundel area, in the decade before and during the Transport Revolution. The full text is attached.