A27 Arundel Bypass Proposals

Urgent call to action

Deadline Monday 16 October 2017

***Read Sussex Wildlife Trust's response to the consultation here***

Highways England is currently consulting on three options for road building along the A27 at Arundel - see www.highwaysengland.citizenspace.com/he/a27-arundel-bypass

These include new stretches of dual carriageway and road widening schemes that destroy ancient woodlands and smother vulnerable and rare chalk stream habitat.

Options 3 and 5A are clearly not viable due to their outrageous impact on habitats and species. Option 1, in its current form is excessively destructive, however there is potential to minimise this risk through design alterations.

Sussex Wildlife Trust is concerned that:

  • £250 million would be spent destroying irreplaceable habitat to save only a few minutes on journey time
  • The proposals fail to present sufficient detailed information on the impact on wildlife
  • The proposals include inaccurate information, poor interpretation and have not made use of the most up-to-date environmental data

What we need you to do by 16 October 2017

Please write to Highways England and:
  1. State your concerns about the poorly conducted consultation process
  2. Object outright to options 3 and 5A
  3. Object to option 1 in its current form
  4. Ask for a new consultation that fully incorporates the transport hierarchy over a wider area of the A27, so concerns are properly addressed and the environment is valued appropriately

Email to:A27ArundelBypass@highwaysengland.co.uk

or write to:
Highways England (A27 Arundel Bypass Consultation)
National Traffic Operations Centre
3 Ridge Way
Quinton Business Park
B32 1AF

by Monday 16 October 2017