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New A27 road options every colour but green

The Countryside charity, CPRE Sussex says it is appalled by the lack of green choices in the six colour-coded options for a new Arundel bypass.

Details of the options, named ‘Cyan’, ‘Beige’, ‘Crimson’, ‘Magenta’, ‘Amber’ and ‘Grey,’ were released by Highways England this morning (Aug 30). However, none of these offer any green transport alternatives - all would involve the destruction of valuable woodlands and all but one would negatively impact the South Downs National Park”.

“We are appalled at the dismissive way Highways England has treated any alternatives to road building,” says CPRE Sussex Director, Kia Trainor. “Nearly all our councils have now declared a climate emergency and road building on this scale just isn’t compatible with the county’s new emissions targets. All these options fly in the face of everything Sussex has pledged to do in response to the overwhelming evidence of a climate crisis”.

CPRE Sussex is now calling on Highways England to stop the process and urgently reconsider its approach to green transport.

“Most of the road options on the table are completely unaffordable, and all are extremely environmentally damaging,” says Kia. “The money would be far better spent on improving alternative modes transport by investing better rail services and buses. But Highway England has completely failed to consider this as an option which is shocking.”

“These choices are every colour but green”.

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