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.

Current progress and next steps

Current progress and next steps

Latest update: June 2017

Chichester: Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling has announced that having considered the consultation feedback, improvements to the A27 at Chichester have been cancelled.

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.

The next community workshop is due to take place in June 2017.

Highways England has published its report on the A27 Chichester bypass public consultation, which can be viewed in the documents section below.

Arundel, Worthing and Lancing: Consultation on options for improving the A27 at Arundel, Worthing and Lancing are expected to take place in summer 2017.

Latest update: September 2016

Highways England has launched a consultation on options for the A27 Chichester Bypass. The consultation closes on 22 September 2016. The County Council has now submitted a consultation response to Highways England which can be viewed in the documents section below .

Update: July 2016

Highways England has launched a consultation on options for the A27 Chichester Bypass. The consultation closes on 22 September 2016.

DfT Roads Investment Strategy: The Roads Investment Strategy includes commitments to upgrade all junctions on the A27 Chichester bypass, provide a new A27 dual carriageway bypass at Arundel and to make improvements to the capacity of the A27 road and junctions through Worthing and Lancing.

A27 Arundel, Worthing and Lancing: Scheme option development work is progressing as well as discussions with stakeholders. Appraisal work to assess traffic and environmental impacts will be carried out during 2016.

 

 

 

 


Documents

  • A27 Chichester Consultation Response (1)

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  • A27 Route Strategy: Presentation (PDF, 1MB)

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  • A27 Route Strategy and Action Plan: Final Report, July 2013 (PDF, 9MB)

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  • Action A27 Parish council poster (PDF, 116KB)

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  • Louise Goldsmith letter to Highways England 22 September 2016

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  • Louise Goldsmith letter to Highways England 1 December 2016

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  • Louise Goldsmith letter to Highways England 16 December 2016

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  • Louise Goldsmith letter to Secretary of State 31 January 2017

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  • Louise Goldsmith letter to Secretary of State 3 March 2017

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  • A27 Chichester Bypass - Highways England Report on public consultation 3 March

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  • Highways England letter to Louise Goldsmith 11 April 2017

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  • Louise Goldsmith letter to Highways England 20 April 2017

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  • Louise Goldsmith and Tony Dignum letter to Secretary of State 21 April 2017

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  • Southern Gateway Residents Association - Build a Better A27 community workshop notes

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Build a Better A27 - Chichester

In March 2017 the Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling announced a cancellation of the A27 scheme at Chichester, due to lack of community support, despite the community calling for many years for improvements on their stretch of road.

On the 6th March 2017, Councillors, community groups and campaigners came together to pledge their support in finding a way forward for improvements to the A27 at Chichester. It was agreed at this meeting that a further community workshop will be held to see how this could be taken forward.

This followed with a community workshop with invited stakeholders on 22nd March at Chichester College to come together on how the community could find a way of taking this forward to A27 road solution that was right for Chichester. At this session the group agreed on how they wanted to work together and what success looks like from this process.

West Sussex County Council and Chichester District Council agreed to write a further letter to Highways England to seek further clarity on what options were open to Chichester in relation to money for the scheme being still available.

Link to letters above in the documents section.

West Sussex County Council have agreed to provide the secretariat for these workshops, which includes the organisation, note taking, the management of this webpage as a means to update the community and an email inbox for enquiries buildabettera27@westsussex.gov.uk

Next meeting dates:

Community stakeholder meeting: June 2017

Latest updates

May 2017

A number of communities have been organisaing their own community workshops to engage local residents. Where we have received feedback and they are happy to share this we are posting these in the documents section above.

June 2017

The next community stakeholder workshop takes place this month. The agenda has been provided to those on the invite list.

Find out more

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

  • Email 0330 2225373
  • Email buildabettera27@westsussex.gov.uk
  • Address
    WSCC Secretariat
    Lower Ground Floor
    West Sussex County Council
    County Hall
    West Street
    Chichester
    PO19 1RG

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