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We Asked

Update: further consultation

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

The further 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. Please visit our project page for more information on why we’ve chosen to conduct further consultation and the next steps.

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We asked for feedback on our proposals to improve the A27 at Arundel. These were to improve the capacity of the road, reduce congestion, improve the safety of travellers and accessibility for all users while also delivering a scheme that minimises the environmental impact and respects the special qualities of the South Downs National Park.

You Said

A total of 2,062 people attended the exhibitions and stakeholder meetings that were held during the consultation period. 2,821 completed questionnaires were returned and a further 7,135 responses by letter or email were also received. Of the written responses, 132 were from key stakeholders while there were also 2 petition email response campaigns, co-ordinated by Friends of the Earth and the Woodland Trust. These received 737 and 5,748 signatories, respectively.

The feedback we received showed that:

  • 79% of people who responded agreed that the road needs to be improved.
  • the majority of people who took part in the consultation were very concerned about congestion or delays at junctions, journey times and reliability.
  • people were also concerned about the effects of A27 traffic on the environment, road safety and the impact that traffic trying to avoid the A27, has on other local roads.
  • there are significant concerns over the environmental impact of the scheme as a whole, with 82% of environmental groups who responded opposed to the scheme. There are also specific concerns about how each of the 3 options would affect the environment.

The views expressed and matters raised have been summarised in our preferred route brochure, with more detail also provided in our report on public consultation. You can find both of these documents in the ‘files’ section below.


We Did

We have selected a modified version of Option 5A as our preferred route for this scheme.

By providing a new dual carriageway bypass between the Crossbush junction to the east of Arundel and a new junction between Binsted Lane and Yapton Lane to the west, Option 5A will provide a long-term solution to relieve congestion and delays in the area, and help reduce feeling of division in the town centre. It will also:

  • improve journey times: this modified version will reduce average journey times by up to 8 minutes westbound between the A27/Blakehurst Lane/Poling Street junction and the A27/Mill Road/Tye Lane junction, and 12 minutes eastbound.
  • make journeys safer: the bypass will improve safety on the highway network by encouraging motorists to use the A27, rather than seeking alternative local routes to avoid congestion around Arundel.
  • support economic growth: businesses across the region will benefit from efficiency improvements and improved journey times, while the additional capacity that the route provides will enable local authorities to better manage the impacts of planned population growth.
  • help cyclists and pedestrians: lower traffic levels on the existing A27 are likely to make the  route more attractive to cyclists and pedestrians. There will also be stronger  opportunities for introducing new dedicated facilities that can further encourage more walking and cycling in the area, including a continuous pedestrian/cycle path along the existing A27 around Arundel.

Having taken feedback from the public consultation into account, we have modified the design to address some of the concerns that were raised during the consultation:

To further improve safety:

  • the junction at the western end of the bypass will be revised so that local traffic from Yapton Lane and Shellbridge Road will be clearly separated from motorists joining, or leaving the A27.

To reduce the environmental impact:

  • the alignment of the route has changed slightly so that it crosses the River Arun further south than initially proposed. This will reduce the impact on the Tortington Priory scheduled monument.
  • we are also revising the layout of the junction at the western end of the scheme to reduce the impact on ancient woodland.

You can see a fly through of the preferred route below.

To learn more about the preferred route, please see the documents below. For more information on the development of the project and to subscribe to our web alerts, please visit the scheme web page.

We Asked

We asked for feedback an option to improve the A358 between the M5 at Taunton and Southfields Roundabout on the A303. To help analyse feedback received from the consultation the route was divided into two sections as follows

Section 1 – a new motorway junction and dual carriageway from the M5 to West Hatch

Section 2 – upgrading the remainder of the A358 along the line of the existing road to Southfields Roundabout on the A303

You Said

The public events were attended by 1,670 people and a total of 1,198 questionnaires were returned. The questionnaire responses received were primarily from members of the local community, with a number of statutory and non statutory bodies submitting formal reports and letters in place of a questionnaire.

When asked in the consultation questionnaire, ‘to what degree do you believe the scheme proposal has achieved the objectives?’ 53% of respondents either disagreed or strongly disagreed that the proposals would meet the scheme objectives.

The results outlined above were largely attributed to Section 1 of the scheme. Many respondents wanted to see more options for connecting the upgraded A358 with the M5 and more solutions to alleviate the level of traffic through Henlade. There was less concern about the principle of upgrading the A358 along the route of the existing road for Section 2 of the scheme.

We Did

We analysed the results from the consultation and have concluded that, before selecting a preferred route, it would be beneficial to hold a further consultation on our scheme proposals, with more options for connecting with the M5.

We have published a report summarising the findings of the first consultation.

This report summarises how the first consultation was handled and the responses that were received. It does not include our response to them though. This will be included in a further consultation report, which will be written after the new consultation ended, and published when we make our preferred route announcement for the scheme. 

Fnd out more about the new consultation.


We Asked

Consultation update

We are holding a new consultation on our proposals to improve journeys on the Trans-Pennine route between the Manchester and Sheffield city regions. This new consultation will help us to shape the scheme before we submit our planning application for consent to build it.

Please visit the new consultation page for more details.

Consultation 2017

We asked for feedback on a package of measures to improve the Trans-Pennine route between Manchester and Sheffield, with the intention of reducing congestion and improving journey times, reliability and safety.

You Said

Over 1,000 people attended the public information events that were held and we received 878 completed questionnaires.

We received clear feedback in response to the proposed link roads and the safety and technology improvements. 

We also received useful comments about the need to improve Westwood Roundabout in Tankersley near Sheffield.

We Did

On the 2 November we confirmed the preferred package for the Trans-Pennine upgrade programme.  The following elements are now being taken forward to the next stage of development:

  • Mottram Moor and A57(T) to A57 Link Roads: Option A was identified as the preferred route. This option performed the best in terms of community impact and had the most support from those taking part in the consultation.   
  • Safety and technology: There was broad support for the majority of the proposed measures, so we are doing further work to identify how they can be best used along the route.

As part of the announcement we are not including a preferred route for the A628 climbing lanes. Instead the need for the climbing lanes will be looked at again when the Trans-Pennine Tunnel strategic study, which is considering transformative options for connecting Manchester and Sheffield, is published.

The proposal to dual the A61 will also be looked at again so we can further assess what needs to be done. In the meantime we will take forward some work at Westwood Roundabout to improve congestion and traffic flows.

For more information on the development of the project or to subscribe to our web alerts, visit the scheme website.

Copies of the full public consultation report are also available to view at the following local venues:

  • Barnsley: Central Library
  • Broadbottom: Community Centre; Magdalene Centre
  • Gamesley: Community and Sports Centre
  • Glossop: Glossop Library; Leisure Centre; Bradbury Community House
  • Hadfield: Library
  • Hattersley: Hattersley Hub; Tesco Hattersley; Hattersley Library
  • Hollingsworth: Post Office; St Mary’s Church
  • Langsett: Bank View Café
  • Mottram: Post Office; J. Wood and Company Ironmongers
  • Sheffield: Penistone Library; Stocksbridge Library
  • Tankersley: Welfare Hall; Post Office