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CPRE Sussex Joins Campaigners against A27 plans

Monday, 23 June 2014 21:49

Arundel Bypass © Badly Drawn Dad Arundel Bypass © Badly Drawn Dad

Monday 23 June 2014

CPRE (Sussex) will join local groups including Campaign for Better Transport, Sussex Wildlife Trust and Friends of the Earth at a demonstration against damaging road expansion timed to coincide with a parallel meeting of the ‘A27 Action Campaign’- West Sussex County Council, other local authorities, MPs and business leaders lobbying for new roads on Thursday 26 June.

CPRE (Sussex) fears that damaging road proposals could emerge out of a government study including a bypass at Arundel and a dual carriageway between Polegate and Lewes which could destroy cherished countryside and threaten the South Downs National Park.

Georgia Wrighton, Director of CPRE Sussex said “Our CPRE Sussex Countryside Charter calls for positive investment in sustainable transport, prioritising faster and direct access by rail as the responsible way to better connect Sussex. Plans for unnecessarily damaging road expansion on the A27 should be relegated to government archives where they belong.

We need to work smarter, beyond an outdated ‘business as usual’ approach, using the latest technology and sustainable design to better connect Sussex whether that be for relieving congestion at peak hours, for futureproofed transport infrastructure or keeping business moving online.”

See the CPRE Sussex Media Release CPRE Sussex Joins Local Campaigners Against Plans for Damaging New Roads on A27

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