A27 Arundel Bypass Supplementary Consultation November 2022

Closes 16 Dec 2022

Opened 16 Nov 2022

Overview

From 11 January to 8 March 2022, National Highways held a statutory consultation on plans to improve the A27 by building a bypass around Arundel. 

We received thousands of responses to the statutory consultation and as a result of your feedback, as well as our ongoing design work, we are proposing some changes to the design of ‘the Scheme’.

We are now seeking your views on these changes in this supplementary consultation however, you only need to take part in this consultation if you have something additional to add, in light of the new information that’s being shared.

Why your views matter

We want to hear your thoughts on the suggested changes we’ve made since our last public consultation. Your feedback to this supplementary consultation will help us to continue to develop the preliminary design.

We are seeking your views on the work we have done to tackle a predicted rise in traffic along The Street in Walberton, which was shown at our earlier statutory consultation. We have reduced the number of additional car journeys along the eastern section of The Street in Walberton to an increase of 100 cars per day, compared to the increase  of 1,300 cars per day which was shown previously. This reduced number of journeys results from changes to the design presented at our Statutory Consultation.

We are providing an update on proposals for the Avisford Park Golf Club, proposals to mitigate our impacts on bats and new proposals for Crossbush Junction.

We also clarify information about the residential property that would be removed on Binsted Lane and provide additional detail on Yapton Lane.

To help you provide your feedback, we're making information available in lots of different ways:

You can read the consultation documents – to view our consultation materials, click on the links below access them in our Relevant Document section at the bottom of this page.  The documents include:

Environmental Assessments

Our updated proposals have been designed to minimise environmental impacts whilst seeking to protect and enhance the quality of the surrounding environment through its design.

The scheme will continue to be assessed through the ongoing Environmental Impact Assessment process.  To date, our assessments have compared our original proposals presented in the statutory consultation with the new proposals presented in our Supplementary Consultation brochure and the environmental effects remain unchanged from those previously reported in January 2022.  As we move from preliminary to detailed design, environmental assessments will be refined before we submit a planning application to the Planning Inspectorate.

For more information regarding our environmental assessments, please refer to our Supplementary Consultation brochure. Alternatively, you can access previously published environmental related information from our earlier 2022 Statutory Consultation in the Related Documents section, including our Preliminary Environmental Information Report Non Technical Summary

You can attend an in-person public consultation event where you can speak to our project team and find out more about our plans in person.  These events will take place at the times, dates and locations shown in the Table 1 below.

You can also visit one of our document deposit points to view printed versions of our consultation documents which are also listed within the Table 2 below.

Table 1: Face to Face consultation events

We are holding indoor events at local community venues where you can view all our consultation materials and speak to the project team.

If we need to cancel or rearrange any public consultation event for any reason, we will give as much notice as possible via the Scheme’s website.

Event location

Address

Date

Time

Arundel Town Hall

Arundel Town Hall Maltravers Street Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9AP

Saturday 3 December 2022

10am to 4pm

Fontwell Park Racecourse

Fontwell Park Racecourse, Arundel Road, Fontwell, BN18 OSY

Monday 5 December 2022

11am to 7pm

Walberton Pavilion 

The Street, Walberton, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 0PJ

Saturday 10 December 2022 

10am to 4pm

Information about the consultation can also be found at the deposit locations and public information points. A list of these locations can be found at the bottom of this page.

Table 2: Document Deposit Point

All our supplementary consultation documents are available to view free of charge throughout the consultation period at the document deposit locations below. Please contact your local venue to check any unexpected closures before you travel.

Location

Address

Date

Time

Arun Civic Centre

Arun Civic Centre, 1 Maltravers Road Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN17 5LF

Monday to Friday

9am to 1pm

2pm to 4pm

Arundel Town Hall

Arundel Town Hall Maltravers Street Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9AP

Monday to Friday

9am to 1pm

Arundel Library

Arundel Library, Surrey Street, Arundel, BN18 9DT

Monday to Wednesday

Thursday to Saturday

1pm to 5pm

9am to 1pm

County Hall, Chichester

WSCC County Hall, West Street, Chichester, PO19 1RQ

Monday to Thursday

Friday

8:30am to 5pm

8:30am to 4:30pm

Fontwell Park Racecourse

Fontwell Park Racecourse, Arundel Road, Fontwell, BN18 OSY

Monday to Friday

9am to 5pm

South Downs Centre

South Downs Centre, North Street, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 9DH

Monday to Friday

Friday

9am to 4:30pm

9am to 2:30pm

Walberton Parish Office

The Pavilion, The Street, Walberton, Arundel, BN18 0PJ

Tuesday

 

Thursday

9am to 12pm

9am to 12pm

Worthing Library

Richmond Road, Worthing, BN11 1HD

Monday to Friday

Saturday

9am to 6pm

9am to 5pm

Access to hard copies of the consultation materials and home delivery

If you don't have access to the internet or you experience problems downloading the consultation materials, we can send you free of charge one copy of the Supplementary Consultation Brochure, Walberton Traffic Mitigation Assessment technical noteDevelopment Consent Order Leaflet and the Section 48 Notice in the post. 

If you'd like to request hard copy materials, please either email or call us using the following details:  Email  A27ArundelBypass@nationalhighways.co.uk or telephone 0300 123 5000.  Alternatively you can also get these materials at our in-person consultation events or from the deposit points.

Completed feedback questionnaires can be sent to us at: 

FREEPOST A27 ARUNDEL

Note: the address must be written in capital letters and you do not need a stamp.  

What happens next? 

This scheme is classified as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) under the Planning Act 2008Because of its national significance, the scheme needs a Development Consent Order (DCO).

Following this consultation, we will carefully consider all comments received before submitting our DCO application. If the application is accepted by the Planning Inspectorate, there will then be an examination of the application in which the public can participate. The examination period will take a maximum of six months and The Planning Inspectorate then has three months to make a recommendation to the Secretary of State for Transport, who then has a further three months to make a final decision.

More information about the DCO process can be found on the Planning Inspectorate’s website here.

The DCO process is also explained below in our short animation below or you can read our Development Consent Order Leaflet to learn more about the planning process we follow. 

 

Join the conversation and submit your views

Complete our online feedback form by clicking on the link below.  

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Audiences

  • All members of the public

Interests

  • Roads