Welcome to the A27 Arundel Bypass Scheme newsletter from National Highways. We’re getting in touch to let you know that we’ve updated the website with some key information about the scheme including details about our public consultation taking place from 11th January 2022 – 8th March 2022. Read on to find out more.
About the Scheme
The A27 connects many coastal communities and serves a combined population of more than one million people; it is essential to those who live and work in the area. Communities use the road to access services such as schools, hospitals and shops; farmers need it to access their land and businesses rely on it to move goods.
Currently, the single carriageway section of the A27 through Arundel is highly congested, which leads to severe delays and unpredictable journey times. This makes it difficult for people to commute to work and access local services and for businesses to operate efficiently and transport supplies.
Our proposals for the A27 Arundel Bypass Scheme would help to make journeys faster, safer and more reliable, create new jobs and have a positive effect on existing businesses locally and across the region.
Our public consultation
We are running our statutory public consultation between Tuesday 11th January 2022 - Tuesday 8th March 2022 on the proposed A27 Arundel bypass Scheme: a new, approximately 8km dual carriageway incorporating proposals for the old A27.
This consultation is an important step towards delivering the Scheme, which will bring many benefits to local communities and the region’s economy, whilst making journeys quicker and safer, and freeing Arundel town and neighbouring communities from congestion.
We would like to hear what you think, so please share your views, ideas or local knowledge. All your feedback will be considered as we develop our proposals and the Scheme design.
What we’re consulting on
Since announcing our preferred route in 2020, we have been working to refine our proposals and we have produced a number of consultation documents which explain what we are consulting on:
The consultation brochure summarises all of the information we are consulting on in a straight-forward and non-technical way.
It contains a summary of the Scheme and outlines its potential benefits, provides details of proposed mitigation, maps and imagery and outlines consultation events and how to get involved.
|Scheme fly-through video
This is a computer-generated fly-through video of the Scheme. It is available on the consultation website and at consultation events, to help you understand our proposals.
The feedback form contains questions which enable you to provide your feedback on our proposals. All of the feedback we receive will be considered in the ongoing development of the Scheme and included in our Consultation Report.
|General arrangement plans
These are drawings showing the full extent of the Scheme and the land needed to construct it.
These can be found at the bottom of our consultation page.
|Preliminary Environmental Information Report (PEI Report)
The PEI Report is a technical document which describes the proposed Scheme, identifies the known likely significant effects based on the preliminary environmental information available at the time, and outlines our proposed measures to mitigate them.
As this is a large document, it has been split up into sections and can be found at the bottom of our consultation page.
|Preliminary Environmental Information Report Non-Technical Summary (PEIR NTS)
The PEIR NTS is a summary of the PEI Report, which uses less technical language and descriptions, it summarises the contents of the PEI Report and the initial findings of ongoing environmental assessments.
Talk to the team and find out more
We’re planning in-person consultation events at the following locations:
- Arundel Town Hall
- Walberton Village Hall
- The White Swan (Arundel)
- Fontwell Park Racecourse
- Yapton and Ford Road Village Hall
- Littlehampton Town Council
- the Cathedral Centre
- Slindon Coronation Hall.
We will also have a mobile consultation van at Burpham Village Hall; the Regis Centre in Bognor Regis and Whiteways Car Park in the South Downs National Park.
You can find full details of the dates and times of these events, alongside online live-chat events and where to view consultation documents in person, on the Scheme website.
Share your views
The best way for you to tell us what you think is by completing the online feedback form located on the Scheme website. Please let us know what you think before 11.59pm on Tuesday 8th March 2022.
You can also:
- Attend a consultation event where you can meet the project team and complete a paper copy of the feedback form
- Contact us to request a feedback form by post or pick up a paper copy at one of our document deposit locations. You can post this to Freepost A27 ARUNDEL
- Email your feedback form to A27ArundelBypass@highwaysengland.co.uk
COVID-19 and in-person events
We will be following the Government’s COVID-19 guidance in addition to any venue-specific policies to help ensure the safety of everybody attending our consultation events.
In line with this guidance, we request all attendees to wear a face covering while at our events and that you do not to attend an event if you have COVID-19 symptoms or a positive test result. We will also take appropriate, practical measures to ensure venues are clean, well-ventilated and numbers of attendees within closed spaces are carefully managed. All our staff will wear face masks and will conduct a Covid test before attending every event.
If there is a need to cancel or rearrange any public consultation event for any reason such as additional Government COVID-19 restrictions, we will give as much notice as possible via our website.
In addition, all consultation material is available online for those who are unable to attend events or prefer to access information digitally.
These are unprecedented times in terms of public health and COVID-19 and we appreciate your cooperation.
If you have any questions, or would like this information in a different format, please contact us by:
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