Highways England Progress Report

31 Jan 2019

Highways England have decided to carry out a further non-statutory consultation for the A27 Arundel Bypass scheme.

 

This consultation, which is planned for spring 2019, will give local people a fresh look at all the viable options for upgrading the A27 using the latest available information.

 

View the HE press release.

 

Why HE have chosen to conduct further consultation:

 

An earlier consultation led to a preferred route, known as Option 5a, being announced in May. Since then, as part of Highways England’s work to develop the scheme for submission of a planning application, important new evidence has become available which merits putting the plans to the public again. This new information includes a redesign of the western end of the scheme where it re-joins the existing A27, updated traffic modelling results and updated data on and enhancements of the alternative Options 1 and 3.

 

This further round of consultation will give people an opportunity to comment on all matters presented at the previous consultation in 2017 and the new information available.

 

It will allow consultees to comment on all three route options previously consulted upon: Option 1, Option 3 and Option 5a.

 

What's next?

 

Following the further non statutory consultation, we will consider the responses, alongside all other relevant evidence in order to determine the next steps for the project, including examination of the information gained against the preferred route and the alternative options.

If you have registered to receive updates you will be notified of when the consultation launches. If you would like to receive updates please subscribe to this page.

You can find documents from our May 2018 preferred route announcement in the Documents section below.

 

Timeline:

 

2015: A27 Corridor Feasibility Study

July – October 2017: Options consultation: Have your say

May 2018: Preferred route announcement

2019:  Further non-statutory public consultation

TBC: Submit application for a Development Consent Order under the Planning Act 2008

TBC: Start construction

 

Community news:

 

Highways England held their first "A27 Bypass Elected Representatives’ Forum" on the 21st November 2018.

 

It was a constructive discussion, with the main topics including the timeline for both further consultation and construction, reasons for further consultation and the environmental mitigation, design and budget of the scheme.

 

The Elected Representatives’ Forum provides a way for us to engage with communities local to the A27 Arundel Bypass scheme. The forum will help local communities, via their elected representatives, to find accurate, up-to-date information about the scheme through the consultation and planning stages and what they can expect – for example, emerging evidence and design options. It is also a way for the local communities to understand what the scheme means for them and how it will progress over the years.

 

The next meeting will be held on the 26 February 2019. 

 

Visit Highways England Website for more information.

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