Current progress and next steps
Latest update: July 2017
Chichester: two workshops have now been held with local community representatives and a further workshop has been held with business representatives as part of the Build a Better A27 project. Information gathered through the workshops is currently being processed and will inform the next stage of the project.
Worthing & Lancing: on 19 July 2017, Highways England launched a consultation on a single option for improving the A27 at Worthing and Lancing. The consultation closes on 12 September 2017. More information about the proposals and details of local consultation events can be accessed on the consultation page (link to https://highwaysengland.citizenspace.com/he/a27-worthing-and-lancing-improvement/)
Arundel: Highways England have announced that a consultation on options will take place between 22nd August and 16th October 2017. More information about the options and details of consultation events that will take place in the local area will be published in advance of the consultation (link to http://roads.highways.gov.uk/projects/a27-arundel-improvement/)
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.
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.