2014: 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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2 Dec 2014 National Park comment in Sussex Express: "The SDNPA will be looking for evidence in any route options that may be brought forward in future that there are no other more sustainable transport measures which would have a lesser negative impact; robust data on the nature and scale of the impacts on the national park that would arise; and detail on how they would be mitigated or compensated for, bearing in mind that this is a nationally designated landscape."