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