A27 Action

A27 Action

Find the latest updates on calls to improve the A27 at Chichester, Arundel, Worthing and Lancing.

Find the latest updates on calls to improve the A27 at Chichester, Arundel, Worthing and Lancing.


About

About

About

The A27 is the only major east-west road along the south coast, linking Brighton, Worthing, Chichester, Portsmouth, Southampton, and beyond. It is managed and operated by Highways England (formerly the Highways Agency) on behalf of the government.

The A27 is one of the most unreliable trunk roads in England. This unreliability affects the local economy, as it causes delays for businesses, residents and visitors to West Sussex. In the Transport Plan, we have identified improvements to the main bottlenecks at Chichester, Arundel, Worthing, and Lancing as our highest priority.

These pages will give the latest updates on the Government intentions for the A27 at Chichester, Arundel, Worthing and Lancing.


Chichester

A timeline of updates regarding the A27 at Chichester...

June 2018

West Sussex County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways and Infrastructure took the decision on its preferred option on the A27 Chichester route. Cabinet Member Bob Lanzer decided that the preferred option is a northern route with a southern route as a reasonable alternative option.

The preferred option is a new strategic northern bypass with free-flowing junctions with the existing A27. The alternative includes major works on all six junctions of the existing A27 to the south of Chichester.

The decision was made following a meeting of the County Councils Environment, Communities and Fire Select Committee on Monday 4 June. The select committee recommended a single concept to go forward which was the northern route as the council's preferred option.

The decision was made after a long process of listening to the views of the community, attending the Build a Better A27 group meetings and considering the full report produced by SYSTRA as well as the comments of the select committee.

This decision has been submitted to Highways England for consideration as part of the Government’s next round of funding for RIS2 (Road Investment Strategy 2). The County Council would like to see both schemes fully assessed by Highways England and taken forward to statutory consultation, with their expressed preference being for the route to the north.

March 2018

A survey was run regarding suggestions on how the A27 at Chichester could be improved.

This included suggested improvements to the current route developed by a community group working to find a way forward.

This was to gather the views of local Chichester residents who will be directly impacted by any changes, as well as those who use the route on a regular basis.

July 2017

Two workshops were held with local community representatives and a further workshop held with business representatives as part of the Build a Better A27 project. Information gathered through the workshops was processed and informed the next stage of the project.

March 2017

On Monday 6 March 2017, councillors, community groups and campaigners came together and pledged their support for finding a way forward for the improvements at Chichester.

The first community workshop, called Build a Better A27, was held on 22 March 2017 and the group began the work together. These workshops draw on the expertise and knowledge of people locally and the intention is to bring in outside experience and impartiality where needed, to find a solution to put to Government and ask them to reconsider their decision to cancel the initial A27 scheme at Chichester.

You can review all uploaded documents relating to the A27 at Chichester in the Chichester - Documents section below.


Chichester - Documents

  • Letter to Jim O'Sullivan - 21 June 2018

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  • Stakeholder Summaries Report

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  • Build a Better A27 - Community Feedback on A27 Suggestions

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  • JOS letter to LG - WSCC - 5 June 18

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  • Chichester A27 SYSTRA Situation Summary Assessment and Recommendations

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  • Chichester A27 SYSTRA Situation Assessment and Recommendations Report

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  • Key points of a meeting between Highways England, WSCC, CDC and MP - 23 May 2018

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  • ECFSC Report - A27 Chichester

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  • Build a Better A27: community & business workshops and suggestions - 15 March 2018

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  • A27 Working Group Notes - 5 March 2018

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  • BABA27 - Stakeholder Group

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  • DRAFT CLC A27 Working group notes - 19 December 2017

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  • BABA27 consultancy brief - November 17

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  • LPC contribution paper for BABA27 - November 17

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  • BAB A27 Meeting - 1 December 17

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  • CLC A27 Working Group Notes - 22 November 17

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  • Highways England WSCC meeting - 24 October 17

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  • Selsey A27 Forum: Nine objectives for an A27 solution

    Selsey A27 Forum unanimously adopted the following nine objectives in June 2017, which it commends to the Build a Better A27 Community Workshop.

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  • Build a Better A27: Meeting notes - 25 September 2017

    Notes from the Build a Better A27 meeting held on Monday 25 September 2017.

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  • Letter from Highways England to Gillian Keegan MP - September 2017

    A letter to Gillian Keegan MP from Jim O'Sullivan from Highways England, outlining their recent discussions on the A27 scheme at Chichester.

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  • Letter from Gillian Keegan to residents - September 2017

    Letter from Gillian Keegan MP to residents, outlining her recent discussions with Highways England and Government Ministers on the A27 scheme at Chichester.

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  • BABA27 workshop notes - 21 August 2017

    Notes from the key stakeholder workshop held on 21 August 2017 at the Assembly Rooms, Chichester.

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  • Build a Better A27: Community and Business meeting notes - 24 July 2017

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  • Western Manhood Community Group meeting notes - 14 July 2017

    Notes produced from the Western Manhood Community Group meeting held on 14th July 2017 at Bracklesham Barn. These notes have been fed into the work of the Build a Better A27 for Chichester group work.

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  • Build a Better A27 Community Workshop - 22 June 2017

    These are the notes from the community stakeholder workshop that took place at Bracklesham Barn.

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  • Build a Better A27 Community Workshop Notes - 22 June 2017

    Notes from the Community Workshop held at Bracklesham Barn on 22nd June 2017

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  • Build a Better A27: Pledge to work together

    At the Build a Better A27 Community workshops, those attending have developed some guiding principles, which the group work to. This is referred to as the Build a Better A27 pledge to work together.

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  • Joint letter CDC/ WSCC to SoS CG re: A27

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  • Letter from LG to JO re: A27 - 20 April 2017

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  • Letter from Highways England re:A27 - 18 April 2017

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  • Southern Gateway Residents Association: A27 Community Workshop Notes

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  • Build a Better A27: Community Workshop notes - 22 March 2017

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  • Build a Better A27: Summary note - 6 March 2017 meeting

    Notes from the first meeting held in relation to the Build a Better A27 activity, following the announcement from the Secretary of State that the Chichester scheme had been cancelled. Community representatives and stakeholders were in attendance.

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  • WSCC, LEP and CDC letter to SoS re A27

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  • A27 Chichester Bypass: Highways England Consultation Report

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  • A27 Chichester Consultation Response

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Arundel

A timeline of updates regarding the A27 at Arundel...

August 2017

Highways England announced that a consultation on options would take place between 22 August and 16 October 2017. More information about the options and details of consultation events can be accessed by visiting the Highways England website.

July 2016

Scheme option development work progressed, as well as discussions with stakeholders. Appraisal work to assess traffic and environmental impacts was then carried out.

You can review all uploaded documents relating to the A27 at Arundel below...

A27 Arundel Consultation Response WSCC, Arun DC and Highways England Meeting - 7 July 2017

Worthing & Lancing

A timeline of updates regarding the A27 at Worthing & Lancing...

July 2017

On 19 July 2017, Highways England launched a consultation on a single option for improving the A27 at Worthing and Lancing. The consultation closed on 12 September 2017. More information about the proposals and details of local consultation events can be accessed by visiting the consultation page on the Highways England website.

June 2016

Scheme option development work progressed, as well as discussions with stakeholders. Appraisal work to assess traffic and environmental impacts was then carried out.

You can review all uploaded documents relating to the A27 at Worthing & Lancing below...

A27 Worthing and Lancing Consultation Response

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For general enquiries or further information on the Build a Better A27 for Chichester workshops, please contact us.

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