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David Johnson, CPRE Sussex vice chair, spoke at the South Downs National Park meeting (1st October) to urge the Authority to reject damaging options for the Arundel Bypass through the countryside, alongside a range of wildlife and countryside groups.

Arundel Arundel © Herry Lawford

Arundel Alternative is a way that YOU can respond to plans for the A27 Arundel Bypass that will devastate Arundel, surrounding villages, beautiful countryside, and the South Downs National Park.

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.

Road expansion doesn't work in Wales and it doesn't work in Sussex either © Carl Spenser/Flickr

The First Minister for Wales has cancelled the M4 bypass around Newport – an outbreak of good sense that we hope will spread to South East England, writes Henri Brocklebank on the Sussex Wildlife Trust website.

Help us protect National Parks and ancient woodland from new roads Photo © Campaign for Better Transport

In May, Highways England, the Government’s road building company, announced its preferred route for the A27 Arundel Bypass. All three options included in the public consultation were highly damaging but the one it chose was perhaps the worst. (No option avoided harming the National Park or ancient woodland or gave people a choice to reduce car use)

View of A27 from Mount Caburn View of A27 from Mount Caburn © SCATE

After recent confusion over plans for a new dual carriageway between Lewes and Polegate announced by local MPs Maria Caulfield and Stephen Lloyd, South Coast Alliance for Transport and the Environment (SCATE), the Folkington Estate and RH & RW Clutton presented to a ‘full house’ at Selmeston Village Hall on June 12th to talk about what is being proposed.

A27 Chichester study criticised: lacks sustainable transport measures © David Howard

A recent ‘Build a Better A27’ report by transport consultants Systra, has been criticised by concerned community and environmental groups for a lack of sustainable transport solutions. As a result of several workshops over the last year led by West Sussex County Council, and from public engagement exercises, Systra have put forward two possible options for improving the A27 at Chichester.

2017 'Save Binstead' demonstration 2017 'Save Binstead' demonstration Image courtesy Arundel Bypass Neighbourhood Committee

A crowdfunding campaign is being launched this week to raise funds for a second legal challenge to Highways England, over their plan to put a dual carriageway through Arundel’s watermeadows and the South Downs National Park.

A27 Arundel bypass: Damaging preferred route announced Highways England

Following public consultation last year, Highways England have announced the preferred A27 Arundel bypass route. From three possible options, a modified version of Option 5A has been chosen, and consists of a 4-mile dual carriageway between Crossbush junction and a new junction between Binstead Lane and Yapton Lane.

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