On 1st December the county's favourite nature writer Richard Williamson wrote, in the Littlehampton Gazette, about a walk in Binsted and Tortington woods.
I have been on another ramble through these woods just west of Arundel to remind myself of what will be carved up if the proposed new Arundel bypass is given the go-ahead. ...
You may say, as you walk through the sublime tranquillity of this ancient woodland: what on earth is the human race doing to itself destroying such places of rest and peace in what is becoming a more and more polluted, noisy, troublesome, dangerous world where there is little escape from development?
It would be sacrilege to smash this rich ecosystem.
Below: "a small elm which has been used as a boundary marker by a roebuck, which has left antler scars thereon"; in the edge of a field threatened by the Binsted Option for the Arundel bypass.